Jonkershoek Fly Fishing – no more!


Posted on 11th January 2011 by admin in News

Just a few weeks ago, I mentioned that Jonkershoek Fly Fishing was one of my best fly fishing destinations of 2010, so I naturally wanted to wet my line there this year. Well, that was until I found out that they are no longer open for operation!

I popped the site manager a text message to confirm this and he reverted with confirmation, so it’s official, Jonkershoek is no longer in operation. I’m really sad about this, apart from being a wonderful place to have a picnic, it was a fun place to wet your line as a beginner, intermediate or professional. Their assortment of dams added various levels of difficulty, which was a huge attraction for me.

Anyway, I guess that’s how things go. I’ll have to revert to the list of fly fishing destinations and choose somewhere else to cast my flies.

If you know any more about the closure, please do leave me a comment or pop me an email, I’d love to hear more!

My best fly fishing destinations of 2010


Posted on 19th December 2010 by admin in News

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This blog is mostly about fly fishing in the Western Cape, so for this post I’ll focus on just that. Here are my top 5 destinations of 2010 based on a myriad of reasons, such as:

  • Distance from Cape Town
  • Size of fish
  • Difficulty
  • Cost
  • Setting

So, let’s not stall, here are my best destinations of 2010:

  1. La Ferme
  2. Mardouw Country Lodge
  3. Jonkershoek
  4. Button Quail Nature Reserve
  5. Eikendal

If you’re interested in any of these, have a look at the fishing destinations category, I’ve detailed each area with as much information as possible.

Where did you do most of your fishing in 2010?

Great weather this weekend in Franschhoek


Posted on 14th October 2010 by admin in News


The weather hasn’t been the best lately and it’s time to look ahead to the weekend, it’s time to wet our lines! Being in the Western Cape, the best places to go are towards the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek areas, so here’s the good news – Franschhoek is going to the perfect this weekend.

We’re looking at lows of 11, but then highs of 25 towards the middle of the day and afternoon. It’s going to be sunny with blue skies and only 10km/h of south easterly winds.

So, if you’re keen on doing some fishing, there’s Jonkershoek and La Ferme, right there, waiting for you!

Don’t forget to read about which files are performing the best in the Western Cape Waters!