Fly Fishing in Cape Town

Cool mountain streams and dams are safe havens for Cape Town's trout - until the open river season from September to May. It's then that fly rods come out and wily quarry swim for cover, only to be tempted out of hiding by the fly gently landing on the water's surface.

Tackle, flies, transport and lunch are provided - as well as instruction for those new to this sport. Barbless hooks and catch-and-release is standard practice and, as a result, fish are bigger and more plentiful than…

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Fly Fishing in Cape Town
Fly Fishing in Cape Town

Cool mountain streams and dams are safe havens for Cape Town's trout - until the open river season from September to May. It's then that fly rods come out and wily quarry swim for cover, only to be tempted out of hiding by the fly gently landing on the water's surface.

Tackle, flies, transport and lunch are provided - as well as instruction for those new to this sport. Barbless hooks and catch-and-release is standard practice and, as a result, fish are bigger and more plentiful than ever before.

As Cape Town city itself is too warm for trout, you'll need to head only an hour outside of the city to find cool, crystal-clear mountain streams for a memorable day of fly fishing.

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Inkwasi Flyfishing - Cape Town

The sun peeks over the mountain tops, lighting up the golden-hued stream at your feet - a trout rises, then again. You make a carefully measured cast, the fly lands like thistledown on the calm clear water, the fish, clearly visible, tilts his fins and rides the current upwards, calculating the interception. The mouth flashes white and then, fearing all is not well, he refuses and fades into the...