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The Dullstroom One-Fly Anti Rhino Poaching Charity Event 2012

Posted by Margi Butler on Sep 10, 2016 7:47:17 PM

Dullstroom dam trout fishing     

Mafungana Flyfishing are hosting a unique charity event in Dullstroom in Mpumalanga on the 7th July 2012. This competition will be limited to 50 anglers who will be overseen, guided and marshalled by well-known Mafungana guides, competing on Walkerson Dams. The winner may not be the best angler on the water and may not have caught the heaviest fish: luck will play a part and the winner will be the angler who catches the longest fish, measured from nose to the fork of the tail! One Fly Competition Details and Invitation

An additional element of fun that will level the playing field is the ‘One Fly’ handicap. Each fly-fisherman will be presented by a pre-tied and tested mystery fly for the day’s fishing. Fishermen who lose a fly will be permitted to ‘buy back’ additional flies. The prize-giving will take place during a gala dinner at Walkersons Hotel on Saturday night. There will be prizes galore as well as an impressive registration gift, an auction, and raffle items. The ultimate prize is an all-inclusive, 3 night, tiger-fishing break on Pongloa Dam guided by Jonathan Boulton.

The beneficiary of this charity event will be the units on the front line of the anti rhino poaching battle in the Kruger National Park. In 2011, 248 rhino were butchered for their horns and in 2012 it is feared there will be a dramatic increase in this tally. A worthy cause indeed, and good reason to come to Dullstroom for a great week-end in the chilly highlands of Mpumalanga. This date also co-insides with the Dullstroom Winter Festival: the whole family can enjoy live music shows, Xmas in July fare at the various restaurants and a host of other activities.

     Stonecutters Lodge, Dullstroom  

Stonecutters Lodge is offering a special accommodation deal for the Winter Festival. 

30% Discount 3-night Stay


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There's more to hunting trout than selecting the fly!

Posted by Margi Butler on Jun 25, 2011 7:20:00 PM

 The following excellent article - 'It's Not About the Fly', by Tim Rolston published in the FOSAF Newsletter is oh! so true. Being the owners of a trout fishing lodge near Dullstroom, offering both river and dam fishing, we are often asked "What fly is working well in your waters"? There is a tremendous amount of skill required when hunting trout, but it is technique and preparation that produce the results. We can say that an 'olive woolly bugger' is working well in our waters, but if the fly is not presented or retrieved in a way that tricks the trout, the beginner angler will see the fish approach and then swim away. Fly fishing tuition DullstroomThe  frustration this causes usually results in frenzied searching through the fly-box while at the same time another more experienced angler will be catching repeatedly on the same 'woolly  bugger'. The reasons for this are so well explained in Tim Rolston's humourous and informative article. If you are an avid flyfisherman whether a beginner or experienced- please read it.


Stonecutters lodge offers fly-fishing packages and is an affliate member of FOSAF

Fishing report for the Trout Triangle- click here.

Tags: FOSAF, Flyfishing near Dullstroom, Flyfishing tuition