Du Toitskloof Trout Fishing

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Posted on 11th July 2011 by admin in Destinations

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Du Toitskloof Trout farm is a wonderful fly fishing destination to go if you’re interested in some easy-access (National Road N1, P O Box 144, Rawsonville, 6841.) trout fishing. The farm is located just a few kilometers after the Huguenot tunnel if you’re heading away from Cape Town. There are very visible signs on the N1 and you turn left and go down a short road to find plenty of parking at the resort. The resort consists of self catering accommodation (breakfast included) as well as a bar, restaurant, several dams stocked with trout and a number of other interesting things.

Fishing is decent, I’ve been twice and enjoyed both times, plenty of fish are pulled out daily and there’s no rule about fishing method, so if you’re not a fly fisherman, you’re allowed to use a spinner or even bait with a float. There are a few things to note: lots of children fish there, there’s a fair amount of noise and there’s no catch and release.


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Cost: R50 per person for the day, including some bait.
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Tackle: Spinners, Lures, Bait, Flies
Rating: Good
Catch and Release: No, R70 per kilogram
Contacts: Tel +27 23 3491151/3/4 Fax +27 23 3411813 Email info@ dukloofestate.co.za

40 Comments
  1. Heidi says:

    Hi,
    DO we need to bring our own rods and tackle or is this supplied for the day?
    Regards
    Heidi

    5th January 2012 at 11:48 am

  2. admin says:

    Hi Heidi, sorry for the late response, I’ve been too busy fishing! You can take your own tackle and such, or rent from the place on the day! This includes bait.

    26th February 2012 at 9:10 pm

  3. Grant Hamilton says:

    Hi ,
    I am looking for a fishing trip this weekend. There are 6 of us and we are looking for accomodation over this weekend, in an innexpensive accomodation – arround 150-200 a night per person.
    Do you have any thing like this available?

    Thanks a lot.

    27th February 2012 at 11:29 am

  4. mary says:

    Hi just to clarify on the costs,is it r50 to enter and then r70 per kg on the fish that is caught?

    27th February 2012 at 4:36 pm

  5. admin says:

    @Mary – Those are the costs I paid last time I went and that was a couple months ago so it’s more than likely still the same.

    27th February 2012 at 10:44 pm

  6. admin says:

    @Grant – cheers for the comment; I recommend turning your eyes to the latest destinations section on the right to have a look at all the options. I’ve covered a large number of places for fly fishing in the Western Cape, although I worry that you might struggle with the budget you’ve mentioned. Have a good look around this site though.

    27th February 2012 at 10:46 pm

  7. Christo says:

    Want to visit your facility’s fridAy with my boy 5 years old.possibly sleep over Friday night.would like to make it unforgettable experience for him.iis there rivers near your facility to catch from and if unsuccessful catch out of your dams.what gear do we need,should I go buy Rods and tackle or can you supply.what will the cost be for the day events,including or excluding gear and accomodation should we want to make use of it.electricity and brAai facility’s available.is there cellphone reception.Regards.christo

    29th February 2012 at 5:49 pm

  8. Christo says:

    Is this site still in use

    1st March 2012 at 8:44 pm

  9. Christo says:

    Had enquiry regarding fishing with my 5 year old boy.it was removed before answer.can you please answer it

    6th March 2012 at 4:39 am

  10. shai says:

    why no catch and release?

    4th July 2012 at 6:12 pm

  11. admin says:

    @Christo – Your comment was not removed, it just wasn’t approved. We run this website mostly as an information base and provide contact numbers for the various farms and so forth, so we hope that people will contact the establishments rather than waiting for an answer here. Nevertheles, sorry for only responding now, did you and your son manage to go fishing?

    @shai – They stock their dams and this brings them income to continue doing what they do..

    21st August 2012 at 9:43 am

  12. Hendre says:

    Good day

    Can you please send me a price list. Fishing and accomodation. If there is a Restaurant ect.

    Kind regards

    Hendre

    23rd December 2012 at 9:45 am

  13. NICHOL BRITS says:

    HI THERE,THIS IS MYFIRST VISIT TO THIS AREA.WE ALREADY VISITED THE TROUTLODGE AT THE TUNNEL NEXT TO N1.PLEASE CAN YOU FORWARD ALTERNATIVE VENUES FOR TROUT,BASS AND YELLOWS.I AM BATTLING TO GET FISHING PLACE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY CAUSE NOBODY HERE SEEMS TO FISH?
    YOU WILL MAKE OUR HOLIDAY.WE ARE STAYING AT GOUDINI RAWSENVILLE
    REGARDS

    26th December 2012 at 8:47 am

  14. admin says:

    Hi Nichol – Take a look at the “Latest Destinations” list on the right hand side of the website, I’ve documented all the places I’ve been to. The streams out there are great, but you need permits and such, however, La Ferme is quite good, but might be a bit of a drive for you. Eikendal is another option. The problem is that most of the places in the Western Cape require you to stay there, which is obviously not ideal. Trout Haven is close to you, but I don’t know if they’ll give you a day permit. Look through the “Latest Destinations” and I’m sure you’ll find something. Good luck, and enjoy the Cape!

    @Hendre – The details are on the post, give them a call. It’s about R50 for a day permit and R70 per kilogram. I’m not sure about accommodation, but they’ll happily tell you if you give them a ring on +27 23 3491151

    26th December 2012 at 9:02 am

  15. Doug says:

    The problem I have with this place is the dams are very understocked! For a place that is a stocked trout farm, the fishing is mostly very poor. I have been going there for over a year and have only had good catches twice. More often than not I end up buying frozen trout from there shop as no fish have been caught.

    1st February 2013 at 7:12 am

  16. clayton says:

    hi there
    do you guys sell trout fry ,im wanting to introduce trout to my aquaponics system ??
    kindregards
    clayton

    9th February 2013 at 7:46 am

  17. admin says:

    @Doug – I’ve fished there a few times and caught some good trout, but I too have spent hours on end fishing to not even receive a single bite. I think the problem is that just too many people fish there and the trout aren’t replenished quickly enough?

    @Clayton – I would give them a ring – you can buy frozen trout, I’m not sure about fingerlings..

    24th February 2013 at 8:53 am

  18. Laetitia Meyer says:

    Hi.

    Are you open tomorrow and is there somebody that can give lessons?

    Kind Regards

    11th January 2014 at 6:17 pm

  19. admin says:

    Du Toitskloof appears to be open almost all days of the year..

    10th November 2014 at 1:49 pm

  20. Reginald says:

    Hi there, l’m also looking for trout fingerlings for aquaponics, any idea if they sell to the public ?

    Kind regards

    Reginald

    25th July 2015 at 6:17 am

  21. admin says:

    @Reginald I haven’t heard that they do, did you try giving them a call?

    10th August 2015 at 11:08 am

  22. kevin says:

    please send me pictures of the accommodation establishment.
    the accommodation establishment I am looking at is the one which is just outside the tunnel going towards Worcester.

    30th August 2015 at 2:37 pm

  23. Macthane says:

    Water quality is very poor, and very few fiah in the dams. They prefer to make money from charging ridiculously high prices for enterance and for guests to experience the weather. I saw so many children broken hearted as they couldn’t even get a bit. Speaking to management is a complete waste of time, they don’t care!

    The duty manager tried to convince me thwre was over 300 fiah in the dams! Bullshit!

    27th December 2015 at 8:05 pm

  24. Macthane says:

    Admin,

    They lied to me trying to tell me they had over 300 trout in their 4 dams. If this was so the dams would have been boiling. The staff told me they had missed 2 restocking days and that there was virtually no fish in the dams. Ever since the son took over, the trout dams have gone to hell, and the prices have got rediculous!

    I have fished there for years…

    18th January 2016 at 6:16 pm

  25. Brent says:

    There is no fish in those dams.

    There were various families at almost each and every dam, when we started convering, it was interesting that not one person caught anything. So something does not add up.

    9th May 2016 at 11:54 am

  26. Brent says:

    Sorry I meant conversing.

    I took a look at their facebook page, what interesting is, I cant find when last someone boasting about catching a fish.

    9th May 2016 at 11:58 am

  27. Albert says:

    We were there for the day, all 8 of us caught nothing.

    15th November 2016 at 5:43 pm

  28. Voné says:

    Hi there,

    My husband would like to know what flies do you recomend that we bring with and size for stream and stilwater fishing? Would a 3 weight rod be sufficient?
    Thanks so much.

    26th February 2017 at 12:24 pm

  29. David Barker says:

    Does Du Toitskloof still offer fishing? if so what are the updates rates and times?is it catch and release? would love to throw a line here

    7th July 2017 at 11:37 am

  30. carl says:

    Hi there can you please contact me on 0215950209 .i have tried calling your number however not getting through.
    regards
    carl

    4th September 2017 at 9:39 am

  31. Desiree Johnson says:

    My ring fell in the paper towels holder in the bathroom next to the building where they weigh the fish. Hoping to get a response tomorrow from management. Thanks in advance Regards Desiree

    8th October 2017 at 7:36 pm

  32. karen du Plessis says:

    hi there
    I’m looking for a place that teaches fly-fishing.Please could you assist?I want to treat my husband for his birthday in December

    many thanks and kind regards
    Karen

    17th November 2017 at 8:58 am

  33. admin says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’d honestly say that the best way to learn is just to get going. Rather book a weekend away somewhere as the gift and let him jump in. I’ve found that a lot of men aren’t keen on having lessons, but rather want to jump in themselves and learn through trial and error. There are guided tours available, though, they’re quite expensive. You could try these guys: http://www.inkwaziflyfishing.co.za/Guiding%20information.html

    Hope that helps!

    28th November 2017 at 8:25 pm

  34. admin says:

    Hi Desiree – Did you get your ring back?

    28th November 2017 at 8:25 pm

  35. admin says:

    Hi Carl – Did you get hold of Du Toitskloof?

    28th November 2017 at 8:26 pm

  36. admin says:

    Yes, they do.

    28th November 2017 at 8:26 pm

  37. admin says:

    A three weight rod would be fine, the trout here generally eat anything although I’ve had the most success with black and dark wooleybuggers.

    28th November 2017 at 8:29 pm

  38. admin says:

    Hi Albert – Oh dear! Are you going to try again this year? I’ve struggled with warmer weather and catching in their dams too.

    28th November 2017 at 8:30 pm

  39. admin says:

    I’ve caught many fish at Du Toitskloof.

    28th November 2017 at 8:30 pm

  40. admin says:

    @Macthane – That’s really sad to hear. When last did you try?

    28th November 2017 at 8:31 pm

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