Go To Specials Below

Kurper History

Kurper is a summer fish, being most active in water of above 20 degree celsius, with the “high season” during late summer and into autumn, starting any time from late February and lasting well into April and, depending on the region, even into May. The reason is to be found in the kurper’s late summer, intense feeding pattern. During this time it feeds aggressively to build up reserves for the winter months, with algae, plant material, insects and in the case of mature fish, small fish as well on the menu.

Types of Kurper in South Africa

Blue Kurper  
Cape Kurper  
Rocky Kurper (Highly Endangered)  
Vlei Kurper  
Redbreast Kurper  
Canary Kurper  


Preferred Kurper Baits

The bait when at anchor is either earthworm or brown bread paste, or the bread mixed with maroek, or a combination of both. The ‘Mealie Float’ baits have also proved highly successful. As in carp fishing, an attractor is used on the trace as well. Maroek can be used, but as it does not bind when used on its own, it is mixed with oats, minced mealies or one of the commercially available ground feeds.

 Earth Worms  Brown Bread Dough  Algae Lures  Maroek

Kurper Venues

Roodeplaat Dam
 Oppikoppi Bass Farm
 GNU Valley Farm
 Vaalkop Dam
 Molatedi Dam

Kurper Specials

Elbe Force Combo Okuma Kurper Combo Pink Rose Combo
  Includes Line Elbe Bream Machine 5.6 ft 2 piece spin rod Okuma Cascade 30 Spinning Reel   Includes Line
 R189  R250


Sensation Micro Combo Okuma Competition Spin Combo  Abu Garcia Black Max Spin Combo
  Okuma Competition 6.6ft  Rod Okuma Competition Reel Abu Garcia Black Max 5.6ft, 2 piece spin rod Abu Garcia Black Max 5 Spinning Reel
R449 R449 R600


Kurper Reels
 Okuma Nitryx  Ecooda Black Hawk Okuma Ceymar
 Sizes: 30 – 40  Sizes: 1500 – 2000  Okuma Cemar C10
R250  R550  R550
 Shimano Sienna Shimano Alivio Shimano Sahara
 Sizes: 1000 – 2500 – 4000  Sizes: 1000 – 2500 – 4000 2500FE
 Instore Special  Size 4000 on Sale R349 Was R879 Now R650


 Kurper Lines
 Climax Mono Hyper Cast (Made in Germany)  Skinny Boss Braid Double X Line
Great Value 1000m per Spool Recommended for Kurper 5.3lb – 6.6lb – 8lb 10% Discount on all Climax Line for this add only Great Value 300m per Spool 8 Strand Woven Braid Recommended for Kurper 15lb – Diameter 0.12mm 10% Discount on all Skinny Boss Braid Line for this add only  Wide Range of Double X line instock.


Kurper Rods
Sensation Bream Supreme Sensation Sloppy Rod Okuma LRF Rod
Sensation Bream Supreme 5ft Ultra Sensitive Tip Sensation Sloppy 5.6ft spin rod Ultra Sensitive Tip Okuma LRF 6ft, 2 piece spin rod Ultra Sensitive Tip Anti Tangle Guides for better accuracy and distance
R200 R250 R600
Sensation Bloodline Okuma G-Force Sensation Niloticus
Sizes: 6.6ft – 7ft Available in Spinning & Casting Size: 7ft  Size: 5ft 1Piece – 5.6ft 2 piece Includes 3 extra tips (3 Sensitivities)
 From R349 R139 From R399


Kurper Hooks
 Hook Linx 1008bn Hook Linx 1053bn  Bream 1 Hook Mustard 92155 Hook
Size 1 – 3 – 7 – 9  Size: 1 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 9 Size: 1 – 2 – 4 Size: 1 – 2 – 4 – 6
R12 per pack R12 per pack  R31 per pack  R31 per pack


Kurper Basic Tackle
 Floats  Swivels  Weights
 Full Range of Floaties Instock  Full Range of Swivel Instock  Full Range of Weights In stock


Kurper Baits
 Earth Worms Springers  Maroek Bags Salmo Hornet 2cm & 3cm Lure
+/- 30 worms per cup Small @ R30  Large @ R90 R89 – R99 each  
R18 Medium @ R70  X – Large @ R120
Size 1 Spinner  Size 12 Hook with a Lume Lures Grub
Recommended Brands: Sensation DAM & Mepps  

Kurper Caught with Salmo Lures:


For more information on the above information feel free to phone us on 012 546 0243 or email us at fishing@solomons.co.za. E&OE