Clarens and surrounds are the perfect settings for the fly fishing enthusiast!  Acclaimed as some of the best trout fishing water’s in South Africa, there are many dams, river’s and streams to satisfy the thrill of the artful catch!

Here is a lovely read about “Exploring the Ash River near Clarens” by  Hennie Viljoen On Tom Sutcliffe’s website – ‘The Spirit of Fly Fishing’  Enjoy!


Places to stay and get your fly fishing groove on:


1. De Molen

De Molen Farm is situated in the Rooiberge Mountains between Clarens and the Golden Gate National Park, just a few hundred metres off the tar road. Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails, gentle walks, picnic areas, river and dam for catch and release fishing, caves to explore and 7km of the Little Caledon River.


Tel : +27 (0) 58 256 1096


2. Royal Coachman

The Royal Coachman lodge offers luxury self-catering accommodation next to a 2.6ha dam well stocked with rainbow and brown trout (river fishing is also available on the property in the Little Caledon). There is fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout in the 2.6ha dam. Catch and release is encouraged with barbless hooks. Float tubes are allowed. Please remember to bring your own fly fishing tackle. River fishing in the Little Caledon is available on the same farm but a short drive away. Wild rainbow and brown trout, catch and release only (river is closed during the winter months to allow time for breeding).


Gregg and Kerry Mousley
Royal Coachman

Cell: 082 5710306




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