Lesotho offers arguably the finest sight fishing for yellowfish on the planet. Set in a mountain wilderness, the Makhangoa Community camp is the pinnacle of this experience. Where sight fishing dries to big fish, in skinny water, is the name of the game.
Tourette Fishing’s Lesotho operations began in 2009 when we launched Trout Trekking Trips, offering guests the opportunity to fish remote, pristine waters otherwise not easily accessible to fly fisherman. The quality of these fisheries, and the beauty of the country and people, has kept us and our guests coming back for more and exploring new fisheries. In 2011 we made it our goal to explore the countries waterways looking for a world class yellowfish destination that we knew would be there. In 2012, after numerous exploratory trips, hours spent on Google Earth, some intense white knuckle 4×4 trips and epic mountain treks, this goal was achieved!
We are pleased to be able to offer a yellowfish experience like no other. This is dry fly and sight fishing of the highest quality. Yellow fishing as it was millennia ago.
The Fly Fishing and Lesotho Wilderness Experience
Sight fishing to yellowfish on remote rivers in the highlands of Lesotho is without question the pinnacle of fly fishing for most anglers. The Three Rivers are unspoiled and only fished by a handful or hardcore, dedicated, and well informed fly fisherman each year. The fishing is technical and rewarding.
We endeavour to fish dry flies as much as possible, with the high altitude Yellows showing a great affinity for terrestrials. Early morning and late evening hatches of caddis and mayflies are not uncommon, as well as some very heavy flying ant hatches. Standard nymphing techniques are also very productive. Guests can expect to be kept busy each day fishing to sighted fish or drifting flies through likely looking lies. A comprehensive list of suggested flies and tackle will be sent to all guests prior to the trip.
If sight fishing to yellowfish in crystal clear mountain rivers was not enough, the beauty of this harsh mountain wilderness is astounding, and reason enough to spend time in Lesotho. Surrounded by drastic basalt cliffs and big skies, passing locals as they drive their livestock between pastures, and hiking through small hillside villages is all part of the magic that is Lesotho. Nights are enjoyed around the camp fire, under a blanket of stars, and days filled with clear rivers, feisty fish and unforgettable scenery.
This fly fishing project is setup with the direct involvement of the local communities. A daily levee from all guests is allocated to the community which is used for community and school projects. This community based initiative ensures the operational integrity in all areas guests fish, as well as stimulating job creation, small business development, environmental monitoring, and skills development within these remote areas.
Trip Itinerary: 3 and 5 night options:
Day 1: Self drive to Camp or meet at Katse and Transfer to The Makhangoa Community Camp. Settle in and fish the home stretch.
Day 2: Fish
Day 3: Fish
Day 4: Three Night Option – Fish to lunch time. Depart Camp
Day 4: Five Night Option – Fish
Day 5: Fish
Day 6: Fish to lunch time. Depart Camp