Trout fishing is popular throughout South Africa all year round and tips or secrets on how to catch these beautiful fish will help those looking to become more successful in catching. Fly fishing is probably the most common and popular method of catching trout and involves using artificial flies along with specially made fly rods and reels. This equipment is slightly different to other kinds of freshwater angling including spinning and bait fishing.
Places to go trout fishing around South Africa are abundant with KZN abundant with rivers and dams, Gauteng having similar and the Cape as well, even having wine estates and farms with dedicated fly fishing spots around the near-by rivers, dams and lakes in the area. Although there are many tips and secrets on ways to catch trout using various baits, spinners and other tackle, it is commonly known that fly fishing usually gives the best results as flies are a natural source of food for this common fish.
This type of fish can be caught both in the winter and summer seasons and the equipment and clothing you may require will largely depend on the local weather conditions and location of the spots you wish to go angling at. The most common species found in SA waters are the brown and the rainbow trout, these fish are also found throughout rivers and fresh water locations worldwide and caught frequently by fly fishermen and women. The best advice we can give to help you on your next angling trip if you are out to catch this kind of fish is to give a near by hotel or farm (or fishing shop if possible) a call and ask them for any tips on the type of gear you can expect to need to take when trout fishing in that particular area of South Africa.