Sight fishing for Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish on SA's iconic sight fishery

Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish are an underestimated quarry to many fly fishermen.  They are indigenous to Southern Africa, specifically the Orange-Vaal system. Superb fighting fish, they readily take flies. Naturally found in river environments, Sterkfontein Dam gives the fly fisherman the opportunity to target these fish in the best still water yellowfish fishery in South Africa. Trophy largemouth and hefty smallmouth can be caught here.

To experience Sterkfontein Dam to its fullest extent requires a boat to transport fishermen across the dam to the best fishing spots.

Our day trips are run out of Clarens, and often paired with our multiday fishing program, fishing the Ash River by Drift Boat or one of the other streams and stillwaters in the area. Alternatively a guide will meet you at the dam each day if you would rather stay on the lake.

Fishing for our famed Golden Bonefish is mainly on dry fly.



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