Lakenvlei Fly Fishing Dam in Ceres


Posted on 26th February 2012 by admin in Destinations

, ,

Lakenvlei has been explained as the best fly fishing location in the Western Cape by many anglers. The dam is positioned in the beautiful mountains in Ceres, which is about 2 to 3 hours drive from Cape Town.

There’s a beautiful lake-side cabin that can be rented for those who want to stay over for a night or two and take full advantage of the fishing, alternatively you can go for just a day trip.

Cost: R2,300 per person per day
Fish: Rainbow & Brown Trout
Tackle: Fly fishing only
Rating: 5/5
Catch and Release: Anglers may take 2 fish per day over 35cm in length
Contact: (you have to know a member or be a member in order to fish. Accommodation is controlled by Piscator)

Cheers to Ryan from Float Tubes for assisting me with photographs.

  1. Henk says:

    The map and text refers to Lakenvlei in Ceres but the photos and the link refers to Lakenvlei close to Belfast?!

    27th February 2012 at 4:23 am

  2. admin says:

    @Henk – Thank you, am busy sorting this out with some better photographs and trying to figure out which link is best..

    27th February 2012 at 8:48 am

  3. Johan Strydom says:

    Excuse me but are you sure about the cost for Lakenvlei. you are saying R2,300 per person per day.

    28th June 2012 at 10:44 am

  4. admin says:

    @Johan – Yes, it is an expensive location!

    21st August 2012 at 9:44 am

  5. JurieEn says:

    Hi Admin,

    Thx for the awesome pics, when you go to Lakenvlei, do you have to be guided? or could you just become a member of CPS? and make a booking through them?

    14th January 2013 at 8:45 am

  6. admin says:

    @JurieEn – Unfortunately we haven’t had the pleasure of fishing Lakenvlei, so we aren’t 100% sure. I think the best thing to do would be to contact the Cape Piscator and ask them..

    14th January 2013 at 8:48 am

  7. Brian Fanner says:

    I’ve gone with piscatorial society members. It was a lot cheaper than what you are talking about. But I think you need to be accompanied by a member. But still for that price you could join the piscatorial society get all your permits and buy yourself a cheap fly rod with the change.

    9th June 2014 at 5:32 pm

  8. Jacob Pretorius says:

    What is the cost for a day visitor?

    17th October 2014 at 3:08 pm

  9. admin says:

    It would be best to call Lakenvlei directly as rates change often and I don’t want to misquote.

    10th November 2014 at 1:48 pm

  10. Danie Reynolds says:

    Absolute rip-off!!

    13th January 2015 at 11:41 am

  11. admin says:

    @Danie – It’s very expensive indeed. Have you been?

    10th August 2015 at 11:15 am

Leave a comment