Destination: Sterkfontein Dam.
Season: November through to end
Duration: Single and Multi day
Options. Multi day trips are advisable
to truly appreciate this world class fishery.
Accommodation: Comfortable chalets
situated in either the Municipal Resort
or in the Private Qwantani Resort.
Sterkfontein Dam: With
a shore line of over a hundred kilometres,
this high altitude body of water offers
arguably the finest freshwater sight fishing
Africa has to offer, on par with top international
destinations. The crystal clear water,
combined with a healthy yellowfish population
make this destination a firm favourite
amongst all fly anglers privileged enough
to hunt her waters.
The Fishing: Small
mouth yellowfish , and to a lesser degree
large mouth yellowfish .
Small mouth yellow in Sterkfontein are
treated to a multitude of both terrestrial
and aquatic invertebrates on which to
feed. The results being that fly anglers
can confidently target these freshwater
speedsters with dry flies through out
the season, a method we strongly encourage.
Stalking and sight fishing to cruising
small mouth yellowfish (often referred
to as a fresh water bone fish due to the
power and speed) in the 2 – 8lb
range is bound to get your heart pumping.
An Average Day: An average
day starts with an early morning wake
up call from your guide. After a quick
breakfast, the boat is packed with fly
rods, tackle, cooler boxes and packed
lunches. Your professional Tourette Fishing
guide will brief you on the conditions
of the day and general plan and tactics
for the morning session, before you head
towards the first spot. Lunch will be
enjoyed on the banks of Sterkfontein Dam
or in the comfort of the chalet, depending
on your preference. Most days we only
return to the chalet late in the afternoon,
after an excitement packed day of casting
dry flies to sighted yellowfish .
Pick up and drop off point (if
not self driving): Harrismith,
Durban, Pietermaritzburg or Johannesburg
Other activities: Sundowner
cruises and game walks, game cruising
and cultural excursions. The world renowned
Royal Natal National Park and Natal Drakensberg
are close by and definitely worth visiting.
For more information on this trip please
contact us. For a customised quote and
itinerary to this or any other African
location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org