A world class freshwater fishery offering
superb sight fishing as well as the chance
of a real trophy!
World-class fisheries with world class-guides!
Vanderkloof Dam offers world class fly fishing for Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish! The dam itself is South Africa’s second largest reservoir, its 270km of structure filled shoreline providing the ideal habitat for the dam’s large numbers of Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish, as well as some truly large Carp and Catfish. Best of all, the general clarity of the lake offers some truly exceptional sight fishing. Fishing on the dam takes place from three custom built skiffs. Each boat is equipped with raised front and rear casting decks, as well as a sneaker motor to ensure our guests maximise their time on the water with us in comfort.
The Orange River that flows out of the lake provides exceptional dry fly fishing for Smallmouth Yellows in it’s own right. Huge numbers of Smallmouth Yellows consistently feed in the shallows and provide endless targets. There is also a healthy population of Largemouth Yellows in this section of river for anglers looking to catch their first or biggest ‘Largie’.
Camp Vanderkloof is comparable with some of the finest freshwater fisheries on the planet. The numbers of unpressurised fish one can sight fish to, make it a must fish venue for local and international anglers alike.
Guests are accommodated in a comfortable thatched lodge situated meters away from one of our premier river beats. The lodge has 6 guest rooms ensuring single room accommodation for each of our guests. Each room contains two single beds and en suite bathroom. The lodge has a large dining area where all breakfast and evening meals are served, as well as a self-contained bar area. Meals are a mix of international and South African cuisine, which are prepared daily by our resident chef Marnus.
We have four world-class fly fishing guides on St Brandon, ensuring a two guest to one guide ratio. These four young men are extremely personable, hugely passionate about the atoll and fish, and most importantly, are highly motivated towards our guests needs. Each of them has a skipper’s licence, first aid training and an abundance of knowledge and experience in respect to all the St Brandon species and the techniques that provide success. Their passion and dedication is infectious, so rest assured they will go the extra mile in search of your fish of a lifetime. All FlyCastaway guides are fluent in English and are strong communicators.
FlyCastaway Head Guide
"World-class fisheries with world class-guides!"