Cooler weather means fly fishing time


Posted on 12th April 2011 by admin in News

The hot months of Summer are coming to an end here in the Cape and soon it’ll be time to head back to the dams to wet the line. The stream fishing over summer in the Cape has been fantastic and I’ve heard many marvelous stories, some of which I’m really jealous of.

It’s been a while since I wet my line, I’m guilty of hiding away from the heat and lounging around on the couch too much, but the minute the heat falls, I’ll be the first person out on the edge of a dam, clutching my line as if it’s my life. I must admit, I really do miss the stunning early mornings, the smell of fresh air and the feeling of that first bite.

This weekend I’m heading out to Hermanus to stay in what looks like a gorgeous villa. They advertise fly fishing, so if that’s the case, I might be fishing sooner than I thought! Talk about an awesome weekend to look forward too. Barton Villas is the name of the place.

Tight lines!

  1. ross says:

    hi there,

    are you familiar wtih any fly fishing destinations near cape town that offer day fishing, without having to stay over. coming to cape town for a week on a business trip so thought i would try and sneak in a few hours of fly fishing. travel to the cape a lot but know nothing about its fishing spots.

    kind regards,

    13th June 2011 at 10:35 am

  2. admin says:

    Hi Ross,

    There are a few, but they’re at least 45 minutes drive from Cape Town CBD (ie. Stellenbosch / Franschhoek) – you can go through the destinations on this site, but I’ll mention a few: La Ferme and Eikendal offer day fishing without the requirement to stay over. Both are lovely destinations and the fishing can be good, it’s been a while since I’ve been to them purely because of the season, but it’s probably a really great time to go now. Eikendal is a wine estate, La Ferme is a private location, La Ferme is quite a beautiful settings.

    Let me know if that’s sufficient..

    13th June 2011 at 10:39 am

  3. ross says:

    yes thanks!

    i will contact those locations so will see what they have to say. i have no problem with driving to any location that takes within an hour to get too. im from joburg so we get used to it :) thanks a million. take care.

    13th June 2011 at 11:16 am

  4. admin says:

    Haha, too true, Jozzie requires lots of driving!

    The fishing at La Ferme can be fun, I’ve pulled some nice trout out from their dams (they have 4), it’s a beautiful settings too. I wouldn’t rate it as amazing for fishing though, the fish are super clever and not too starved, but it’s fun none-the-less and I’ll be going again soon. Eikendal I’ve been to a few times and had a couple bites, but no real strikes, so I’d go La Ferme before Eikendal.

    Report back and let me know, I’d love to go down again :)

    13th June 2011 at 2:07 pm

  5. ross says:

    thanks i will definitely let you know how it goes if i get the chance! looking forward to it. already working out the tactics! :)

    13th June 2011 at 2:12 pm

  6. admin says:


    Tips: DDD or dark green woolies work well on a slow retrieve ;)

    13th June 2011 at 2:51 pm

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