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Winter flyfishing in Dullstroom is rewarding

Posted by Margi Butler on Sep 10, 2016 7:38:53 PM


Winter has finally arrived in the Mpumalanga Highlands, just in time for the shortest day on the 21st June! Fly-fishing enthusiasts who may have eschewed the warmer months have dusted off their rod cases and are heading to the trout dams and rivers in the Dullstroom area – this is borne out by the local reservations offices who report record bookings for the upcoming period! School holidays get underway now and family houses are well booked: the clever father who wants to combine his love of the sport with a family holiday acceptable to even the most critical of partners, will be on the look out for a venue offering the magic combination of an outstanding fishing experience coupled with excellent accommodation. It was this factor that was picked up on in a recent review of Stonecutters Lodge conducted by ‘Flyloops’ Review by Pieter Snyders "The perfect luxury break-away from the city….I found the venue has a perfect balance between good fishing and comfortable accommodation.” In the pursuit of his chosen sport the fly-fisherman must consider the needs of the family or partner: at many destinations the fishing waters are at a distance from the accommodation. At Stonecutters this is not the case, as the dams and 3 kilometers of Dorps river are just a short stroll from the cottages. In summary the fishing review concluded “ …the dams and river offer good variety that will keep you busy for hours. The dams and river are well maintained with a good stocking program and you will never be disappointed

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Catch a big rainbow trout Dullstroom, Mpumalanga

Posted by Margi Butler on Aug 14, 2011 10:20:00 AM

A fair number of our guests at Stonecutters Lodge are keen trout fishermen, but spawning season is always a difficult time as the fish are more interested in chasing one another than in taking the fly. So in early August this year we added some juvenile fish to the dams and river so that these youngsters (up to 450g) who were not sexually mature could provide some sport for those throwing in a line.

Big Trout at Stonecutters near DullstroomMark Heslop and his family who had sought long weekend accommodation near Dullstroom, booked a weekend in the family cottage  at Stonecutters Lodge.  We had organized a fly fishing lesson for his young son from one of the local guides early on Sat morning and Mark then spent time fishing the river and dams. On Sunday morning when casting in the large dam Mark hooked a magnificent cock fish weighing 2.1 kg using a black woolly bugger with a flash of red. The following morning he once again presented the fly to the spawning rainbows and hooked another biggie- 1.4 kg hen fish.

Both fish will be prepared for the Lodge buffet table- and if you are interested in knowing how to prepare trout for the table join the Chef's Hat Club and we will forward the recipes to you.

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