Winter has set in here in the Eastern Highlands. The biting cold of a Dullstroom winter heralds the donning of fleecy jackets, wooly beanies and thick socks. Log fires are burning and the port decanter is being passed around as the shortest day of the year rolled past.
This is high season for fly-fishing. The water temperature ensures avid feeding by trout keen to put on winter weight and a well-presented fly is sure to attract a bite both in the dams and the river. The gin-clear waters of winter make it essential that a fisherman employs all the wiles he possesses to lure a wary fish, the very essence of the sport. Round about now spawning season occurs for about three weeks and sexually mature fish are more interested in the timeless courtship dance than in taking a fly, but flies imitating egg patterns may have success. Also a flash of red in a fly may result in a strike purely out of aggression rather than any notion of feeding. Here at Stonecutters we have supplemented our stocking with some sexually immature fish and these are providing good sport at present, both in the dams and the river. While fly selection is an important element of trout fishing it is not the only criteria – this is the theme of an article we have inserted at the end of the newsletter; written with humour, this excellent article by Tim Robson-
Its Not About the Fly- which is well worth reading.
We are proud to announce that Dullstroom has won “Town of the Year” in Mpumalanga and will now go forward to South Africa town of the year finals. We are holding thumbs!
The Dullstroom Game Fair is an annual event hosting many stalls of interest to lovers of the outdoors and a country way of life. This will be held on the last weekend of July (30th and 31st ) and promises to be a very successful event.
There is also a long week-end in August (Check-in on the 5th check out the 9th) 4 nights if you take Monday off. There is still some accommodation available at Stonecutters but it is going fast-so book soon and you won’t be disappointed.
We run weekly empty bed SPECIALS with massive discounts off our normal accommodation rates- (Check the last minute deals every Thursday on our homepage) For those of you who have a sudden desire to escape the rat race for this week-end, remember that Stonecutters should be your first port of call! At present we are in the icy clutches of winter, the very best time to visit Dullstroom.
So call Lesley at Reservations for a well-deserved break at the best 4-Star destination in the Dullstroom area, Stonecutters Lodge!
Office: 013 235 4225 or 013 235 8921; Cellular: 083 375 0132
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.stonecutters.co.za