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Dullstroom Fishing Report

July Fishing Report With winter finally coming to a close, we can expect the fly fishing to start picking up. July was definitely one of the toughest months of fishing in Dullstroom since April, because although the trout are plentiful, they just haven’t been interested in feeding. But that’s due to a number of factors. […]

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KNOTS: Our Bimini Twist for backing-to-fly-line SBS

We trust in this version of the iconic Bimini Twist for backing-to-fly-line connections on our 9 and 12 weights. There are a couple of reasons, firstly: A Bimini Twist tests at 100% breaking strain, so there simply is no stronger knot to connect you fly line to the backing.  Secondly, because it is a loop-to-loop […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

To spawn or not to spawn, tis the question Climate change, global warming and greenhouse gasses. What on earth do any of these terms have to do with a small drinking town called Dullstroom that has a massive fishing problem? Well, a couple years ago, just about nothing; but this year things have started to […]

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Return to Pongola

Join us as we head back to the Southern-most tigerfish fishery in Africa for the first time in half a decade… Let’s face it, we all love collecting those passport stamps as part of fishing trip mementos. However, catching what is considered largely a ‘cross border’ species while staying in SA makes it a pretty […]

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What dad really wants for Father’s Day

Do whatever it takes to spoil the old man with something off this choice list. (Even if that means nicking his credit card), he’ll thank you after. Patagonia Stealth Atom Sling Bag 7L
 This is the happiest medium for those days on the stream, stillwater or estuary when a vest won’t do and a full […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

The Leaves Are Red Okay, so the leaves are not actually red, not yet anyway, but the season has definitely changed. Days are shorter and cooler, and the water temperatures have started to drop. Soon the trout will change colour and will be in full spawning mode. So let’s discuss how you can catch that […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

Fluorocarbon vs. Monofilament When to use what and why There’s a lot of hype and opinions surrounding this topic, most of which is misleading and untrue. I’m going to cut through the hype, debunk a couple lies, and help you choose the best tippet material for you. *Note, if you want to cut to the […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

The devil is in the details Part 2 With water temperatures still so high, I don’t see why we don’t expand a little on our previous article – prepping for the cooler months, helping you to make the best out of your trip. Last month we coved the importance of casting, fly selection and how […]

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Stekfontein Yellowfish Blog

February Our season got off to a good start this year. With the dam receiving a lot of fishing pressure due to the Vaal been in the state that it is, we managing to get some great fish. The weather man got his predictions totally wrong – Score! We were expecting rain and cloud cover […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

The Devils In The Detail Part I Rather than give you a report in which I euphemistically tell you how bad the fishing has been due to the hottest summer we have had in 30 years, with water temperatures reaching mid-twenties; I thought I’d rather give you some tips on how to prepare yourself for […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

December fishing report Green drought… Having had only half of the rain we should have had by now, Dullstroom is in a bit of a green drought. Dams lower than usual, coupled with long hot African days – our trout fishing is certainly not at its finest. Most dams are sitting on 22 degrees, making […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

November fishing report Hot, hotter and hottest… Take your pick, as each and every one of them accurately describe Dullstroom’s weather in November. With that said, our trout are still feeding vigorously, are full of life and are pulling hard! Waters are warm, too warm most would say, but this always presents an opportunity to […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

Monthly Fishing Report Mid-winter is a great time of the year to get out onto the water due the fish being in spawning mode. Typically trout get ready to drop eggs anywhere between mid-June and throughout July, naturally, the trout eat each other’s eggs making them aggressive and eager feed. The water temperatures for this […]

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Tactics For Trophy Winter Trout

Numb fingers, frozen rod eyes and trophy trout! It’s finally winter! Yes, okay… for most people that isn’t a statement they’re going to openly embrace, but for us trout fishermen we associate winter with big, spawning trout – One of the best times to really have your line tighten up on a monster. Now, I […]

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Tips and tricks – Split shot idea

With summer on the way, the much-anticipated yellowfish season is around the corner. A quick tip that will save you from losing half you split shots from the pack. Take an old plastic hook box and put in a layer of Prestic in the bottom, then push in your splits shot on the Prestic. This will save […]

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Tips and tricks – Gear care

  It’s important to take care of your gear. Rods and reels can last you a lifetime if looked after. Rods: Always give your rods a rinse in fresh water and wipe down with a dry cloth after a fishing trip. Especially after a saltwater trip!!  once the rod is dry, especially the cork, put in the […]

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Tips and tricks – Tiger season

Tiger season is around the corner and here are a few tips before the season gets underway. Buff I’m sure most flyfishermen have one of these, great for sun protection, windburn, warmth and keeping your cap on while travelling on the boat.     Finger minder I love using these, as I’m not a huge […]

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