About the Dams


  • Flyfishing only – no bait fishing or spinning allowed.
  • Catch limits apply to upper dam only, subject to the following note: Anglers may fish on a catch-and-release basis as well as taking their catch limit.
  • The lower dam is a catch and release only water – no fish may be taken under any circumstances (A R200 fine will be levied for each fish not returned to the water)
  • Float tubes are permitted only on the upper dam, at an additional cost, subject to a maximum number of 4 float tubes per day. No boats or powered craft of any kind are permitted. Float tubers are requested to fish no closer than 50 meters to bank anglers.
  • All fish that are taken are to be cleaned at the water’s edge and entrails returned to the water.
  • Access to the dams from the Caravan Park and Oaklane private gates only.
  • All anglers must be in possession of a valid Mpumalanga Angling License available from The Village Anglerwhich they You are required to produce this when buying tickets.
  • All anglers must be in possession of a valid permit to fish the Dullstroom Dams. These are only available from the caravan park main gate. You are obliged to produce your permits at the request of any Dullstroom Dams bailiff.

Besides the Dullstroom dams open to the public, here is a list of private dams that you can contact directly or book online where possible.


Dunkeld Country Estate

Flyfishers are welcome to make full use of all 18 dams at Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate.

Book Your Flyfishing Permit for Dunkeld Day Visitors



The Bird of Prey lake will test any angler’s ability. The 3ha lake contains some massive trophy rainbow and brown trout.

Book Your Flyfishing Permit for Trophy Lake now!


Mavungana fly fishing –

La Verpa consists of three, crystal clear, well stocked dams just 7km’s out of Dullstroom.

Book Your Flyfishing Permit for Trophy Lake now!

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