La Ferme is situated in the beautiful, Franschhoek Wine Valley in the Cape winelands of South Africa, about 40 minutes outside of Cape Town and off the N1. Franschhoek is home to award-winning wine estates (Graham Beck Wine Estate) and restaurants, boutique hotels and luxury guest houses, wonderful retail shops and many fishing destinations.
One of these great fishing destinations is La Ferme, a small holding which offers 4 dams, of which all 4 are stoked with rainbow trout and 2 are stoked with bass. 3 of the dams are strictly fly fishing, and one allows for spinning. The dams are incredibly well looked after and catching is normally on the cards. Parking is available, right next to the dams and there is a small shop which sells flies at R10-R15 per fly. By appointment, you can also have lessons and the staff are always incredibly friendly and ready to assist.
How to get there:
Cost: R100 per day
Fish: Rainbow Trout and Bass
Tackle: Fly fishing in 3 of the dams, spinning in 1
Catch and Release: Yes, and pay per kilogram in some cases
Site Manager: Mercedes – 082 5552043 (sms only due to reception)
La Ferme also runs fishing competitions from time to time as well as great accommodation. To find out more about La Ferma, click here.