The Golden Largemouth Yellowfish trip focuses on a pristine 70km section of Orange River, bordered on the South African side by private game reserve, and Kalahari wilderness on the Namibian side. This 70km stretch of river is the focal point of the Kalahari Largemouth Yellowish Conservancy.
All fishing is strictly catch and release, with single de-barbed hooks. Trips are run on bi-weekly basis, with a maximum of 4 rods per trip, ensuring adequate rest period between groups. All fishing follows a strict beat rotation ensuring each beat is fished only once per fortnight.
All trips start and finish on the Souther Cross Game Reserve, west of the Augrabies Falls National Park. The Desert Farm house, with comfortable en suite accommodation is your base for the first and last night of your stay. Nights two, three and four are spent camping wild in the Kalahari Wilderness, on the banks of the Orange River.
Fishing takes place off 14ft inflatable drift boats. Each boat is manned by a professional fly fishing guide, who operates an ore rig, trolling motor, and anchor to keep guests in the zone during the course of the day. Fishing is done both of anchor, and whilst drifting, casting to structure, holes and seem lines.
Note On Fishing Rules
All fishing is strictly “catch and release” with single debarbed hooks. No beat is fished twice in a week; areas where fish are spawning are strictly no go areas, and there is no re-drifting of beats allowed. This ensures you arrive at a fishery that is well rested and productive. Your understanding of these rules is appreciated, as I am sure you will appreciate this from the groups that have fished before you.
TRIP(5 or 6 DAY) ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrive at Upington Airport. Transfer to the Desert Farm House (2 hours)
Day 2: Full day fishing Tutwa put-in section. Overnight Tutwa Luxury Game Lodge (6 night package only)
Day 3 – 5: 3 full days fishing and drift. Wilderness camping on the Orange River.
Day 6: Half day fish. Collection and transfer back to Desert Farm House (5 night package) Tutwa Lodge (6 night package).
Day 7: Tour Ends. Transfer to Upington Airport