Fly Fishing Venues


Cape Piscatorial Society fly fishing D
The CPS has access to many freshwater streams in the Western Cape.
Elandspad, Witte, Smalblaar, Holsloot and Molenaars
Day permits available.
021 424 7725 Trout and sometimes Bass

Trouthaven – Dwarsberg fly fishing A C D
Access to the lower Holsloot River + Accommodation in Chalets and private camp sites.
Can get noisy
023 349 1919
Trout & Bass

Eselfontein Ceres #A
Fish the source of the Berg or Bass dam
Janine 023-3161726
Bass & Trout

Die Mondfly fishingAC
023 317 0668
Good spot for Clanwilliam Yellows, bass and bluegill in the Doring river, Tankwa Karoo
Bit of a kak dirt road, so deflate your tyres and make sure you have water.
Tankwa farmstall a good stop for a drink, but the avoid the food and coffee.
For take-aways, Ceres fisheries on main road has excellent fish and chips, and Amazing Pies, well, make amazing pies.
This place can get busy and very noisy.
Even better is Karmedo River Lodge about 30Km downstream, but less Clannies

Beaverlacfly fishingAC
022 931 2945
Good spot for Clanwilliam Yellows, Sawfin and minnows
Good fishing means long walks here, 10 – 20km return
Must overnight and must book ahead.
Please note that fishing within the premises (Ratel River) is no longer allowed, you need to go to the Doring



Rockhaven Farm # A
Self catering Cottages and a dam stocked with Trout for guests.
Rockhaven is situated about 75km from Cape Town the address is 79 Highlands rd Elgin.
Mike 021 849 8664
Trout – Note: Was stocked in 2021

Cape Piscatorial Society – Ceres fly fishing D
Access to Lakenvlei dam. Permanent and Temporary Membership available.
021 424 7725
Trout, Bass

For take-aways en-route, Ceres Fisheries on main road has excellent fish and chips,
and Amazing Pies, well, make amazing pies.

DuKloof Lodge – Du Toit’s Kloof off N1 fly fishing D A
Trout in ponds. Catch & Keep only 023 349 1151
Note: As of Oct 2021 closed as being used as quarantine centre

Hillcrest Wine Estate – Durbanville fly fishing D
Trout, bass, catfish & carp in Quarry

021 976 1110

La Ferme – Franschoek. D Afly fishing
Well stocked multiple dams with trout, bass, carp.
Catch & Release except in Summer.
Alex – 063 776 4441 –

Bluegum Grove – Stellenbosch fly fishing D
Danie Carinus 0722493599 to enquire about membership.

Vaalvlei – Stanfordfly fishingA
Trout and bass fishing in two spring fed lakes. Two self catering cottages within a stones throw of the lakes.
Naas +27 28 3410340

Kilarney Farm – Route 62 fly fishing A D
Between Barrydale & Montague. This venue has 3 dams stocked with big rainbow and brown trout There are two self catering cottages with electricty & a fireplace. Contact Jodi Crous 028 572 1610 or CALL ahead to see if they are stocked or have water.

Clanwilliam Dam fly fishing A D
Great Venue for bluegill sunfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, plus the occasional clanwilliam yellowfish.
Accommodation available in Clanwilliam, or at Lebanon Citrus Farm which has good access to water.

Brandvlei / Kwaggaskloof Dam – Worcester # D
Bass, bluegill, catfish, tilapia, carp, witvis. 023 340 4163

Bo-Vlakte Trout – Route 62 fly fishing A
Between Barrydale & Montague. Nice farm with trophy trout and accommodation. Contact Johann +27 28 572 1905 / +27 82 579 1265

Panorama Private Campsite – Tulbach A C #
Carp & Bass fishing free, charge for Trout fishing. Christa 023 230 1700

Hermanus Fly Fishing Club
Five dams in the Hemel-en-aarde Valley or contact Jo 083 417 9062 for membership info

Worcester Trout Anglers
Manage a few nice dams and river sections, and stock regularly in season. John Theron 0233470132

Two Dam – Montague  # A
Dams with Trout
082 748 6448



Popular nearby venues for saltwater fly fishing are:

Hermanus Lagoon – Elf, Leervis, Grunter, Stumpnose, Steenbrass
De Mond, Overberg – Cob, Leervis, Grunter, Mullet
Blakes Beach, Strand – Leervis, Elf, Gully Sharks, Rays
Langebaan lagoon – Sand sharks (Guitarfish), Elf, Yellowtail, Stumpnose, Blacktail
Sandvlei / Marina da Gama – Leervis (and carp)

Breede River Mouth Infanta/Witsand – Cob, Grunter, Leervis, Steenbrass and more.
Suggested places to stay at Infanta:
Southwinds Guest lodge – Carmen Gaiser 028 5421533
Mudlark Riverfront Lodge – Hilary 028 7330236


Recommendations further afield


Angler & Antelope – Somerset Eastfly fishing
The perfect stopover on the way from the Cape to Rhodes.
Various accommodation options and a big range of wild fly fishing
Say you were referred by StreamX and you are in for a 10% discount on accommodation. Email

Wild Trout Associationfly fishing
Fishing for trout and yellowfish in the Rhodes area.

Garden Route Guide – Tidal Loops
Contact Deon Stevens – – 079 943 0291

even further afield

Jiri Pejchar – Czech Republic
Learn to Czech Nymph in the pristine local waters

# Have not been visited by StreamX staff. Ratings relating to fishing only
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D – day fishing, A – Accommodation, C – Camping



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