It’s the various dams in Dullstroom that have earned the area the name “the fishing Mecca”. When it comes to fly fishing and trout fishing, the area is on the top of many enthusiasts’ lists of places to fish before they die. This remote village is certainly not lacking in terms of natural beauty and anyone paying a visit to the area will be spoiled, simply for this reason.
When visiting the various dams in the area you will find that most stock rainbow trout, a few have the popular golden trout and most have brown trout. You may also find largemouth bass although this is not always the first choice for fly fishing purists. Fishing is allowed all year round and most venues encourage guests to check with them on stock and fishing conditions before making the trip.
The fly fishing opportunities in Dullstroom are known to be of the best in the country and ever since trout was introduced to the area in the early 1900’s, stock levels have flourished. The area offers two town dams which are open to the public. There are also 4 well-known and well-stocked dams at the Willow Creek Trout and Nature Reserve.
If you are staying at the Walkersons Hotel and Spa you can expect to be perfectly located to a variety of dams in the Dullstroom area. Many are based on a catch and release system, but there are those that allow for you to take the fish that you have caught. It is best to ensure that you have your fishing permit handy when visiting the local dams and you should also check with the office if what sort of system they are working on.
Grab your gear and prepare for the fishing trip of a lifetime.