Du Toitskloof Trout Fishing


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

Houw Hoek


Posted on 22nd September 2010 by admin in Destinations


Houw Hoek is a farm stall about 25 minutes over Sir Lowrys Pass, which serves some delicious food as well as snacks. On the plot there’s a beautiful area that you can drive your car right down to and fish in a small damn, under the weeping willows. The dam also has an area to picnic as well as some benches to sit at.

Several visits to the venue resulted in just 2 bites and 0 catches unfortunately. The fish are visible from the edge of the bank, but they don’t strike the flies, from attraction or aggression flies, slow retrieve and fast retrieve, wet and dry.

How to get there:

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Cost: R40
Fish: Trout
Tackle: Fly Only
Rating: 1/5
Catch and Release: Yes or pay per kilogram

Some positives:

  • Close to a few other fishing spots
  • Beautiful setting
  • Quick drive from Cape Town