My best fly fishing destinations of 2010

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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?

Fantastic rainbow trout caught at La Ferme

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Posted on 30th October 2010 by admin in Catches

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Headed out to La Ferme, Franschhoek, today around brunch time to wet the line. Arrived there around 11h30 and by then the clouds had moved and the sun was beating down so it was assumed that the fish would be hiding out from the heat. Unfortunately that was the case until around lunch time when the wind picked up and clearly resulted in bugs and such falling into the dam, which got the fish up to the surface!

Fishing 2m from the edge of the water and using a DDD, this stunning rainbow trout jumped at the fly and put up a good 10 minute fight:

She was released shortly afterwards and swam off quickly!

Several other smaller ones were caught by other fisherman, but this beauty definitely took the cake today.

Great weather this weekend in Franschhoek

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Posted on 14th October 2010 by admin in News

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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!