Today presented itself with the perfect opportunity to go fishing – slightly overcast, a little drizzle here and there, but not too cold for the fish. The quickest and easiest destination: Du Toitskloof Fly Fishing.
The fish were going for red flies and flies with red patterns, a very slow retrieve and literally dragging the fly along the bottom. A lot of small trout, nipping and darting off, but a couple big ones were roaming the waters too. The first dam near the parking lot saw about 10 fish being pulled out, mostly small and the big one in the photograph below is from the small dam next to the first one.
Headed out to La Ferme, Franschhoek, today around brunch time to wet the line. Arrived there around 11h30 and by then the clouds had moved and the sun was beating down so it was assumed that the fish would be hiding out from the heat. Unfortunately that was the case until around lunch time when the wind picked up and clearly resulted in bugs and such falling into the dam, which got the fish up to the surface!
Fishing 2m from the edge of the water and using a DDD, this stunning rainbow trout jumped at the fly and put up a good 10 minute fight:
She was released shortly afterwards and swam off quickly!
Several other smaller ones were caught by other fisherman, but this beauty definitely took the cake today.