The South African Carp Society is a member based non-profit society with the purpose of:
1. Promoting the sport of ethical carp angling in South Africa,
2. Providing education to anglers on proper fish care,
3. Taking on environmental challenges related to angling, and
4. Sourcing private venues for its members to fish.
Julius Klokow serves as Managing Director (MD) and life-time Guardian to the SA Carp Society to ensure that the Provincial Chairmans adheres to the (4) four primary goals of the society and also look after the interests of its members and proper management of its resources.
The society is also in the process of being registered as a Company to ensure proper management of its funds and resources on behalf of its members / sponsors.
Julius grew up in Bethlehem in the Free State and has been fishing from 11 years of age. He mostly fished the dams and lakes around Bethlehem and achieved a conventional PB of 12.6kg which was caught at Loch Lomond Lake at the time. He has as a conventional angler at that stage even tried to incorporate fish safe strategies in his own way like using only 1 hook and stronger line than his friends at the time. Many fish was indeed lost out of his hands as he tried to rather take care of the fish in the water than to take it out on the bank to get hurt. He mostly left the keep net at home and has later given it away as he was of the opinion that it was hurting the fish and he did not like it at all.
Julius started to practice Specimen Angling from April 2010 and resides in Bloemfontein. He is currently targeting lakes in the Bloemfontein and Kimberley areas as he has the ambition to catch a 40lb Carp in the Free State first before moving on to venues in the northern parts of the country. He took ownership of the South African Carp Society (SACS) from 1 February 2011 and SACS has grown tremendously as a society in membership and has also established proper venues for its members to fish. SACS is also involved in various activities at its venues where a definate positive impact on fishing resources can be observed.