Maden Dam is 10 ha in surface area. Set in an idyllic valley that is the source of the Buffalo River, it is surrounded by indigenous forest that cloaks the Amatola Mountains foothills. The dam is stocked annually with rainbow trout and biennially with brown trout fingerlings. Maden is a consistent producer of feisty fish, but trout over 4 ½ lb are rare.


Other club members, municipal, or forestry staff can ask you to show your membership certificate and/or rod ticket.


Please Take Note Specifically for Maden Dam

  • Help police our waters, engage other anglers in a friendly manner, and ask if they are Club members or day-ticket holders, request to see their paperwork. AFFC day tickets are valid at Maden and Gubu. Report guilty-party vehicle registration numbers to

  • Inform yourself of the rules and protocols to be followed by reading the Club Rules.


Maden Dam is located at -32.740042°s / 27.298469°e and is reached via a turnoff from the R30, 14 km north of King William’s Town.