Fishing for rainbow trout in SA is one of the most relaxing and fulfilling forms of fly fishing. If you’re a beginner or are looking for that world record, South Africa is an incredible place to stop over for a fishing holiday. If you’re lucky enough to live there you’ll be able to get out to farms at least once a month, put on that great gear and use your skill to get some beautiful fish out of the various dams around the country. The Drakensberg and some of the other mountain ranges in the country are famous for their great fish farming culture. So all you need is to get your tackle, bait, rods and reels and head off for a perfect weekend away.
The most incredible thing about fishing for rainbow trout in SA is that you get to enjoy the scenery at the same time. Most dams and farms that stock the trout are situated slightly off the beaten path and so allow you to spend some time close to nature and away from the noisy cities. Fly fishing is a great skill to learn, and South Africa has some incredible fishing culture, particularly in the Natal midlands. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the latest tackle or rods, because with ordinary gear you can still bait a couple of fish.
To find tackle, bait, rods and reels you will have to keep your eyes peeled for a speciality fishing store, and sometimes for the top quality items you’ll have to look specifically for a fly fishing store. Although you might not set the world record, it is always worth a try. Even if you don’t catch a single thing you will have spent a day in Africa’s beautiful countryside fishing for rainbow trout in SA.