Dullstroom Stillwater Challenge 2018

For those with a passion for trout fly-fishing, Dullstroom in Mpumalanga is the fly-fishing Mecca of South Africa. Comprised of many man-made dams, stocked with both Brown and Rainbow trout species, Dullstroom offers camping facilities and affordable Dullstroom lodges in a temperate nature reserve.

Dullstroom fly fishing

The Dullstroom Stillwater Challenge

The Stillwater Challenge is schedule for the weekend of 18 – 20 May. Participants will fish 3 sessions – on Saturday morning 07:00 to 10:30, Saturday afternoon 14:00 to 17:30 and Sunday morning 07:00 to 10:30. Teams of 4 participants fish 3 waters over 3 sessions. The team is split into two’s even though they fish the same waters.

The entry fee is R1 350 per angler, which includes the welcome and registration on the Friday, a meal on the Saturday evening and the prize giving luncheon.

The waters being fished this year are the Lower Town Dam, formerly known as Suikerboskop dam, Jock’s Cottages and Jurassic Pond.

The Challenge will be open to a maximum of 36 participants, ladies and gents over the age of eighteen.

Dullstroom Stillwater Challenge

Dullstroom’s Stillwater Dams

With its numerous well-stocked stillwater dams, Dullstroom offers visitors the opportunity to experience the sport for themselves. The first trout were introduced to the area in the early 1900s and the population has grown to stock the dams sufficiently.

The average size of the trout caught at Dullstroom are between 1.8 and 4.5 kilograms but you don’t need to be an expert to try your hand at fly-fishing. Dullstroom is also a great spot for beginners, who haven’t yet perfected the art of fly fishing. The village angler shop is stocked with fly-fishing equipment and books on the subject. The friendly shop owners also give guests a few tips and tricks of the trade.

Dullstroom fishing

Upcoming Events

The Float Tubing Competition 15 – 17 June 2018.

Teams of 4 competitors split into two fish a total of 6 dams over 3 sessions. Entry fee is R1 350 which includes registration and the welcome function on the Friday and the prize giving luncheon on the Sunday. The dams for 2018 are Upper Town Dam, Connemara Lodge dams, Margaret’s Dam at Pleasantways, the Critchley Syndicate Big Dam, Jocks Dam & Jurassic Pond.

The Nifty Fifty Plus 13 – 17 July 2018.

Entry is for individuals over the age of 50 and 3 dams are fished over 3 sessions – two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Entry Fee is R1 250 and includes the Friday welcome function and registration, a light Saturday evening meal and the prize giving luncheon on the Sunday. The dams for 2018 are Lower Town Dam (the old Suikerboskop Dam), the Lunsklip Syndicate Dams and Brookwood Dam.

Dullstroom accommodation

Once the photos are taken and the hands shaken, head back to your comfortable accommodation at Walkersons Hotel & Spa, roughly 15km from the fishing spots. You can contact reservations at +27 (13) 253 7000 or reservations@walkersons.co.za.

For any competition enquiries, please contact Debbie Vink on 083 408-5952 or debbie@dullstroomevents.co.za or if you need further information.

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