Maden Dam


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.

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.

Maden Dam does have a small, basic, four-bunk bed clubhouse, but as there’s been little demand for its use for some time, the Club has not committed any resources to its upkeep. That said, members are welcome to enquire about its use and/or obtain the clubhouse keys at Target Line (3 Bell Rd., Vincent, E.L. / 043-7264496).

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. A.F.F.C. 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 clicking on the Club Rules tab.