We offer fly fishing in Mpumalanga

Fishing is not only a recreational activity; it is a means of life for some people, but fly fishing in Mpumalanga is a chosen method of relaxation for many. Whether it is a stress reducing activity done after a hard day’s work or a fun weekend activity for the whole family, fishing can be enjoyed by all, especially trout fishing in Mpumalanga. Pack a picnic, grab a few camping chairs and a hammock, load your fishing rods, tackle & cooler box and you’re set for a peaceful day next to the water.

Learn fly fishing in Mpumalanga

Komati Gorge Lodge is one of the prime spots for fly fishing in Mpumalanga. You can fish for Yellowfish in the river or Trout in the dams. Five kilometres of the Komati River offers the avid fly fisherman a formidable challenge. We only allow fly fishing at our resort, but we can guarantee that with a little persistence, you will catch something.

Fly fishing in Mpumalanga is a favorite pastime and Komati Gorge Lodge is a beloved spot for fly fishing in the area. We have three designated spots for fly fishermen to try their luck with the abundant yellowfish and three very well stocked trout dams near the lodge; the Rainbow, Otter and Fish Eagle Dams. Rainbow Dam is in view of the cabins and chalets, serving as a great indicator of how active the fish are during different times of the day.

Nothing beats standing next to the glittering water, hearing the wind in the trees and feeling the warm sun on your skin while waiting for the biggest fish. Whipping your line back and forth in the sky and creating a shining ribbon until you cast as far as you can. Every cast is closer to the prime spot and every strike by a fish is one closer to a catch. Some people might even call it therapeutic.

If you enjoy fishing, Komati Resort is the place for you. Fly fishing in Mpumalanga can be enjoyed in numerous areas with plenty of dams and rivers to choose from, but at our 4 star lodge, you can combine the ultimate relaxing weekend with some therapeutic yellowfish or trout fishing on eco estate. You can even opt to go upstream with the canoe in search of some more prime spots. The three dams on the reserve are full of tasty trout, so if you fancy a freshly caught trout for supper, you can buy your biggest catch of the day.

We have complete fishing equipment sets for hire at the lodge, so that when you come to visit and you decide that you’d like to try some yellowfish or trout fishing, we will make sure that you get to experience fly fishing in Mpumalanga. Fishing permits are at no extra cost.

ALL NORMAL COURTESIES AND GENERALLY ACCEPTED TROUT FISHING ETIQUETTE SHALL APPLY AND BE OBSERVED BY THOSE VISITING KOMATI GORGE LODGE AND WILDLIFE RESERVE

  • A free fishing permit has to be obtained from reception.
  • No fishing allowed for children under the age of 12 years unless under the direct supervision of an experienced fly fisherman.
  • Only fly fishing tackle is permitted – no bait fishing or spinning!!!
  • Fishing is only allowed from first light until dusk.
  • Boating is not allowed.
  • Float tubes are allowed in certain places only – Enquire at reception.
  • When fishing for trout, wading, walking or swimming in any of the dams is strictly prohibited.
  • Barbless hooks must be used at all times.
  • Catch and Release is compulsory in the river.
  • When fishing in the river, apply the 90-degree rule at all times i.e. exit at the same place where you have entered the stream (ecological reasons).
  • Please record all fish caught – both retained and returned – as well as the location of the catch in the register & hand form in at reception before departing.
  • ALL fish caught and kept MUST be reported to reception.
  • The bag limit is 2 fish per angler for the duration of your stay.

RULES FOR CATCH AND RELEASE:

  • Please do not handle the fish.
  • Using a slightly heavier tippet, the fish should be brought to the bank as soon as possible.
  • Without removing it from the water, slide you hand down the tippet, grasp the hook and give it a sharp turn.
  • If the hook holds and it is necessary to briefly handle the fish, wet your hands first and without squeezing the body remove the hook as quickly as possible.
  • DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY AND IN SUMMER MONTHS YOU SHOULD LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF FISH YOU CATCH AND RELEASE.
Fly Fishing in Mpumalanga
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