Fly Fishing

Dullstroom is affectionately known as the country’s trout mecca by avid fly-fishers and the dams at Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate are no exception. Boasting 23 meticulously cared for fly-fishing dams nestled against the Steenkampsberg mountains, with each dam stocked year-round with rainbow trout. No fishing trip to Dullstroom would be complete without a cast in one of our dams. 

Whether you’re a beginner learning how to tie a Royal Coachman or a long-time fisherman perfecting your dry fly-fishing technique, you’ll enjoy Dunkeld Country & Equestrian’s high-quality fly-fishing environment. Our dams are conveniently located within walking distance from our accommodation and stocked from our very own world renowned Dunkeld Trout Hatcheries.

Please ensure that you complete and sign a Return Form. This is to be handed back to reception at the end of your fishing day.

About Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is an angling method of catching trout or salmon using artificial flies, made out of natural materials such as hair or feathers and other synthetic materials to attract fish targets. Nowadays, it is more common to find plastic and other synthetic artificial flies. Flies can be made either to float or sink and vary in sizes and colours.

Fly fishing can be done in either fresh water or salt water and whilst it was initially performed to catch trout or salmon, it can be used to catch other species of fish such as carp, pike or bass.

Rates & Fees

  • A conservation fee is levied for all our guests, R180 fee (per car) and R350 fee (per mini bus)
  • Lesson: R150pp/30mins
  • Day Visitors: Fishing permit – R200/per day
  • Trophy Dam Access: 1 fish bag limit – R500/per day

Rules and Guidelines

  • Rods and reels are available for hire and flies are available for purchase.
  • All still waters can be accessed by vehicle and are within walking distance to accommodation.
  • Float tubing is permitted.

 

Important : While Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate has a catch-and-release policy, anglers are encouraged to keep fish that are in distress. Releasing them into the water when they are in a state of stress makes them susceptible to infections.