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    Fishing & Fly Fishing Description



    Firstly, for those fishermen wanting to try their hand in the Cape, you may want to look at the information available from "THE CAPE PISCATORIAL SOCIETY" Please visit their website - www.piscator.co.za

    Secondly, for your information please find below some of the popular Cape venues. At any time of the year we strongly advise you make contact with the venues to obtain the very latest information as it does frequently change.




    DEWDALE FLY FISHERY
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    Situated in the picturesque Robertsvlei Valley this is a must for any fly fisherman, beginner or advanced. The fly fishing club has moved and is now on the La Roche Estate, Franschoek.
    Types of fish - Rainbow, American Steelhead, Brown Trout, Small Mouthed Bass & Sunfish.

    There is tuition available at the clinic, equipment can also be hired.

    LOCATION - La Roche Estate, Franschoek.

    TELEPHONE - 0027 (0) 21 876 2755

    WEBSITE - Currently not available.


    DWARSBERG
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    This trout hideaway in the Cape Winelands is situated on the banks of the Holsloot River which is regarded as one of the best dry fly venues in the country. There are many other activities and accommodation available. NOTE - Currently their are NO FISHING ONLY DAY PERMITS available. ie -Accomodation & Fishing only. Also, you must take ALL of your own equipment.


    Located around 1 and a half hours from Cape Town along the N1 towards Worcester. For further information please contact -
    TELEPHONE - 0027 (0) 23 349 1919

    WEBSITE - www.trouthaven.co.za


    JONKERSHOEK FLY FISHING
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    Situated near Stellenbosch, in the Jonkershoek Valley surrounded by mountains is the oldest Trout hatchery in South Africa. It has nine Trout Dams and is excellent for both novice and experienced fly fishermen. All equipment can be hired and tuition is available. Open 7 days.

    For further information please contact -

    TELEPHONE - 0027 (0) 21 866 1011 or Ryan Weaver on 0027 (0) 83 235 8027

    WEBSITE - www.jonkershoek.com



    THEEWATERSKLOOF DAM BASS FISHING
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    Rated as one of South Africa's top locations for Large Mouth Bass . Known for it's Large and Small Mouth Black Bass this dam also has Trout and Carp.Due to the sheer size of the dam it makes the perfect location for populating Large Mouth Bass. The Bass here are of the Florida Bass strain and due to the size of the dam they can gow to become quite large.

    LOCATION - In the Helderberg Mountains, the dam is nestled between the towns of Franshoek and Villersdorp. Around 90 mins out of Cape Town.

    BOLAND FISHING CLUB - Please visit www.theewaters.co.za

    TELEPHONE - 0027 (0) 28 840 1334

    EMAIL - info@theewaters.co.za

    REQUIREMENT- The club does not hire out fishing rods and equipment. You should contact your nearest fishing tackle outlet in Cape Town.

    BAIT - Art Lure and Spinning Gear.




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    FOR THE REALLY SERIOUS FLY FISHERMAN ***********************************LOOK BELOW !!!
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    We can offer some of the very best Fly Fishing experiences in Africa, if not the world !! Seriously !!!
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    If you are a serious mad fly fisherman, we have limited spaces on some fantastic trips at really stunning locations around Southern Africa.
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    Does this wet your appetite ?


    DU TOITS KLOOF - WESTERN CAPE - One day Trout fly fishing in some of the very best locations 2 hours from Cape Town. Includes specialist guide, all equipment,licence, light lunch etc Pick up and return from Cape Town.

    RICHTERSVELD - On the Northern Province,West corner of South Africa, the Orange River which seperates you from Namibia. This 5 day trip available in July,August,September. Small & Large mouth Yellowfish,Orange River Mudfish,Barbell & Carp ---Fishing / Camping / Relaxing & Chillout............What more could you want !

    NXAMASERI - BOTSWANA - Stay at the Nxamaseri Fishing Lodge on the Okavango River. Nothing beats the excitement of adrenalin pumping TIGER FISHING. This 7 day trip is the ultimate in fly fishing. VERY LIMITED SPACES.

    ST JOES - SEYCHELLES - On the coral atoll south west of Mahe, in the Seychelles. This 10 day trip is something to behold. You stay on a 46' Catamaran, then inflatables take you to the flats where you will experience some of the best Bonefishing in the world.The best time is over the Spring High where you can fish for the "Holy Grail" of fly fishing the INDIO - PACIFIC PERMIT. WOW !!



    AND THERE'S MORE !!! -
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    RHODES & LESOTHO

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    Tucked away in the Eastern Cape Highlands and the Southern part of the Drakensburg on the border with Lesotho, Rhodes Village exudes a timeless charm and beauty.
    This Victorian-era village - declared a Conservation Area in 1997 - is surrounded by pristine rivers and magnificent mountains. It's the ideal getaway for adventure-lovers and for those seeking a break from the stresses of big city life.

    Have some seriously exciting Trout Fly Fishing. Probably the best trout fishing South Africa has to offer!

    On offer is -

    •Beginners Fly Fishing Academies
    •Advanced Fly Fishing Academies
    •Conserved Wild Trout Waters
    •Accommodation in the Rhodes village
    •R.E.F.F.I.S. S.A. Fly Fishing Guide Accreditation Courses (THETA APPROVED)
    •Fly Shop
    •Horse riding
    •4x4 adventures


    Also, fully registered guides are equipped with the necessary skills to guide and host clients to numerous SALTWATER destinations.

    Other fantastic fishing adventures :

    •3-5 day trips to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho
    •4-5 day Cahorra Bassa tigerfish trips... April - May 2010 and September - November 2010
    •Egypt, Lake Nasser 5 day, 6 night Giant Nile Perch adventures... July - August 2010


    •Angola : 5-6 day Giant Tarpon trips to the Kwanza river mouth
    •Bassas da India : Bluewater sail-in trips
    •Kenya : Watamu Billfish adventures
    •Mozambique : Tailor made Mozambican adventures

    If you are seriously interested in any of the above fantastic fishing experiences, or something else that suits your timescale & budget we arrange for you to deal directly with the registered operators .....with no obligation at all.

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    FULL DETAILS OF THESE FANTASTIC TRIPS CAN BE EMAILED TO YOU WITH NO OBLIGATION --- Please CONTACT US
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