Fishing

Dullstroom is well known for its flyfishing, the climate and geography being ideal for supporting trout. Most dams in the area are stocked with rainbow trout, some have browns, and a few stock the prized golden trout. Trout are also found in parts of the Crocodile River, which flows through Dullstroom, as well as the Klipspruit and Dorps rivers.

Largemouth bass are found in some of the area’s dams. While some flyfishing purists find this annoying, bass put up a great fight and can be rewarding when taken on a fly.

Please check before your trip as to whether other rules are enforced, such as fly only, catch-and-release policy, stocking schedules, and whether other species are present.

Fishing is permitted year-round in the Dullstroom area, though in the winter months (May – August) fishing may prove difficult. It’s always better to check with the experts as to how the fishing has been and what flies/tackle are best to use.

Some venues have to supplement the fish’s diet, so please check with the venue when feeding takes place to avoid frustration.