South Africa's premier freshwater
sight fishing destination unlocked
by our professional guides and
custom built boats.
World-class fisheries with world class-guides!
Sterkfontein Dam offers anglers the most consistent sight fishing experience for Smallmouth Yellowfish in Southern Africa. This massive body of water is situated in the picturesque Sterkfontein Nature Reserve where its grassy banks and beautiful mountain ranges form the perfect setting for anglers to leave the city behind for a few days of world-class dry fly fishing. With more than 100kms of fishable shoreline, the dam’s crystal-clear waters and impressive population of Smallmouth Yellowfish all culminate in providing a world-class sight fishing experience.
Our team of highly experienced professional fly fishing guides and fleet of custom-built 17’ Fusion boats, each fitted with front and rear casting decks and mounted trolling motors, unlock the full fishing potential of Sterkfontein. Never has it been easier and more comfortable to effectively target Smallmouth Yellowfish while the species patrol the banks in search of an easy meal in the form of a trapped terrestrial or struggling emerger. Simply put, it is a dry fly fishing utopia right on our doorstep!
Among all the Smallmouth Yellowfish action is the dam’s resident population of Largemouth Yellowfish. Although a less common catch, our team has landed some genuine trophies over the past few seasons which adds yet another exciting element to this world-class fishery.
Our preferred accommodation options are situated in a secluded corner of the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve providing breath-taking views, comfortable lodging and prime access to the dam. These two establishments allow anglers to choose between a 5-star fully catered experience or a very comfortable self-catering option.
Our team of world-class fly fishing guides will be available for the full length of our Sterkfontein fly fishing season, ensuring a two guest to one guide ratio. These internationally experienced guides are extremely personable, hugely passionate about the dam and fish, and most importantly, are highly motivated towards providing our guests with a world-class fishing experience. Each of them has a skipper’s licence, first aid training and an abundance of knowledge and experience in respect to 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!"