An afternoon at Du Toitskloof

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Posted on 7th October 2012 by admin in Catches |News

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.

Black Eagle Lodge trout fishing

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Posted on 20th August 2012 by admin in Destinations

Black Eagle Lodge is a beautiful fly fishing destination in the Western Cape, perfectly suited for groups who want to escape for a weekend and enjoy some stoked dams. The location is tucked away in the Overberg Mountains, just outside Caledon and offers beautiful scenery and a quiet atmosphere. It is about an hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town along the N2. The location has two units, a lodge and a villa, both of which sleep 6 people comfortably.

Fishing is great, the villa has a private dam, which is stoked and is situated just 30 or so metres away, and there’s a big dam on the premise, about a couple kilometres from the accommodation that is stoked. The rainbow trout are nice and plump, and put up a decent fight. The trout love orange pattern files.

 


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Cost: Entrance subject to rental of accommodation.
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Tackle: Flies
Rating: Great
Catch and Release: Different dams have different requirements. The main dam is catch and keep.
Contacts: Lucy Delport: Tel + 27 28 212 2113. Email info@ blackeaglelodges. co.za

Inaugural SA film competition

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Posted on 6th April 2012 by admin in Videos

The inaugural SA film competition was recently held and the winners are being announced. I’ve just been sent two clips for the Best Clip category, which is the non-edited side of the competition.

Here are the clips:

Freshwater and saltwater edited sections will be uploaded during the course of the month so stay tuned!

Where did the time go?!

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Posted on 26th February 2012 by admin in News

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It’s been over 4 months since we updated this website and before we wish you Happy New Year, we’d like to apologize for the slowness. The end of 2011 was incredibly busy and, as you probably know, 2012’s started off at full pace! If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably be wondering how on earth we’re entering into the 3rd month of 2012 already.

So, Happy New Year!!!

Instead of us writing up a post on things we’ve done, we’d love to hear from you, where have you been fly fishing, what have you caught and what did you learn over the festive season?

Ok ok, we’ll share a few things. Here are 5 highly popular fishing spots worth looking into:

  1. Lakenvlei Dam
  2. Orange River
  3. The Western Cape Streams (of course!)
  4. Off Cape Point
  5. Sandvlei

Go check them out if you haven’t!

Orange River Fishing

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Posted on 26th February 2012 by admin in Destinations

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Most people know the Orange River for rafting and canoeing, but there’s an abundance of great fishing including the ever popular yellow fish, both the large and smallmouth species. Carp, Barbel and Mudfish also dwell in these waters.

Nymph fishing is the choice of most fisherman, and the recommended flies are caddis larva and beadheads.

Cost: Enquire
Fish: Yellow fish, carp, barbel and mudfish
Tackle: Not limited to fly fishing
Rating: 4/5
Catch and Release: Enquire
Contact: 021 788 7611 or 083 626 0467 (Richtersveld National Park)