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01-08-04, 04:36 PM
Does anyone have any experience fishing in South Africa? I'm headed there on vacation for a couple weeks, spending most of my time around Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Thanks for any information.
01-08-04, 08:49 PM
Go to www.smallstreams.com (http://www.smallstreams.com) and ask the same question. There is a guy, Gerald I think, who lives and fishes there all year long! Hope you have a good time, and catch one for us...
Call me for all your flies!
01-09-04, 09:09 AM
DDD was at the Fling, but I think he is traveling quite regularly now. Hope he sees this.
01-09-04, 09:34 AM
Seal fly on a 12/0 hook for Great Whites!
01-09-04, 10:23 AM
Tim Chambo at Orvis in Buckhead has a book about fishing in S. Africa that one of the S. African Air pilots gave to him. I'm sure he'll let you browse through it.
01-12-04, 12:44 AM
"Fish and Fly" magazine has an article on fishing in Africa in their new issue, im guessing Feb. 2004. On the cover is a nice size Tiger fish.
[This message has been edited by MountainMan (edited 01-12-2004).]
I'm originally from South Africa and can give you lots of advice on flyfishing there - if you haven't left already! I just returned from a vacation in SA. Contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you still need help - I can even lend you some books on where to fish and what to expect. The following websites might also help (in no particular order): http://www.icon.co.za/~entrepot/saflydir.htm http://www.ffsa.co.za http://www.flyshop.co.za http://www.theflyguide.com http://www.africanfishing.com http://www.flyfishingafrica.net
Cape Town have great opportunities for trout, bass, saltwater and other indigenous fish and even some carp. Depending on the weather (it's now high summer there) opportunities might be a bit more limited as Cape Town is in a winter rainfall area and it might be a bit dry.
Johannesburg is not that great for flyfishing for trout, but yellowfish (and indigenous species) is great fun in summer. Joburg is also a comfortable drive (2-3 hours) from a lot of great trout fishing destinations in the MPumalanga province (towns such as Belfast, Machadodorp, and Dullstroom)
Hope this isn't to late!
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