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Summer stillwater flyfishing tips #2

This is the driest that Dullstroom has been in many years. Our rains are later than ever, and very little – having had less than 100mm this season. Dams are low and water temperatures are high, but still fish are being caught. It’s a real pity to see our town dam sitting on less than […]

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5 tips for fishing stillwaters in summer

Dullstroom guide Nathan Pahl gives us a handful of useful tips for flyfishing stillwaters in warm weather. Mornings are for margins Early, low light conditions call for a floating line and careful work in the margins. Start with a long (12-16ft) leader with a dry-and-dropper setup or (what often does the trick around Dullstroom) a […]

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In pictures – FlyFishing Alaska

2019 proved a tricky season in Northern Alaska, but with access to two float planes, options were never far away. Mavungana founder, Jonathan Boulton hosted an elite group of anglers on the United Kingdom. These gents are used to fishing for Salmon on cold, overcast or rainy days… This is his trip report: We arrived […]

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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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What does trout fishing have to do with anti-poaching?

The Dullstroom One Fly Anti Rhino Poaching Charity event is our annual contribution to the fight against rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park. We have a long-standing relationship with the anti-poaching units in the Kruger through Bruce Leslie from Special Operations out of Skukuza. Each year Bruce gives us a wish list and over […]

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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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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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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

October Fishing Report Stillwaters are teaming with life as the water temperatures rise – minnows, tadpoles, damsels and dragonfly nymphs can be found in abundance; and where there’s food, there’s fish. Summer is in full swing and water temperatures are currently sitting on roughly 16˚C, which is fortunately still optimal for trout. As the water […]

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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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Patagonia 2017

Patagonia is cold and windy – don’t get me wrong, I know that, but Oh Boy did she bring out the welcoming committee for us on our last trip! Our group kicked off with a tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier National Park the day before heading off to Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge, blue sky […]

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Jurassic Lake – Home of the giant rainbow

Like many, I had heard about this mythical piece of water a while back, and to the surprise of many, I have never really been motivated to tick the box or add it to my already overflowing list in a bucket. But the stories, the images, the bombardment of youtube clips got the better of […]

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Mavungana Flyfishing River Clinic 2015 – Verlorenkloof

Mavungana Flyfishing recently conducted our annual river clinic and this year it was held at Verlorenkloof Estate which is located on the eastern escarpment slap bang in the middle of the trout triangle of Mpumalanga. Home to 6kms of the upper Crocodile River that at this time of the year (May/June) runs clear, cool and […]

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River Clinic

Last weekend we held our annual Mavungana Flyfishing river clinic, very heavy late rain in March saw the Crocodile river at Verlorenkloof flowing full, high and crystal clear, boasting some of the best water conditions I have ever fished on. The weather was magnificent, with a high pressure stuck above us, daytime temperatures heating the […]

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Underberg’s trophy trout

I decided to take time off work and avoid the madness of the Easter weekend rush in the stores. Myself and a few friends do an annual trip or two to the Skurweberg region of Underberg in the hope of catching the elusive 10 pounder. Over the years, success has varied. Broken rods, drags set too tight, […]

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