Fly Fishing

Cast a fly in one of our 9 dams or the 5 weirs in the river

Fly Fishing only in all waters with the exception of Loch Heron (big dam), where Bass rods & bait casters may be used.

Flies only, no lures.  No barbed hooks, please.

ROD FEES:  rod fee's will be added to each booking, the fee will be booking specific, the more people  fishing the lower the per person fee will be. from R80 - R200 per person per stay.

Fly rods only. children under 12 may use coffee grinders with flies.

Bring your own gear or hire in Dullstroom.

2 fish per COTTAGE per STAY, the rest C.A.R.

Trout R120.00/kg.  Bass R80.00/kg.

Float tubes / kick boats permitted on Loch Heron

A map will be sent via whats app prior to check in showing the stocked waters, once rod fee's have been paid.

  

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15 September 2019
Bass August 2019
Big Bass - August 2019 - Highland Giants
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January 2017
Rainbow Trout
A Misty Loch Heron
Coots Close
January 2017
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January 2017
Early Morning Fishing
Glenshanna dam in front of Fish Eagle Cottage
Rainbow Trout
January 2017
January 2017
crystal clear water
January 2017
January 2017
back channel into Loch Heron
January 2017
January 2017
January 2017
Guest Photo
January 2017
January 2017
River in front of Guinea Fowl
January 2017
January 2017
trout under water
Tubing on Loch Heron
January 2017
Large Mouth Bass Loch Heron
January 2017
The Farmhouse from Buchanan Dam
Guest Photo
Loch Heron
river
Loch Heron
Rainbow Trout Loch Heron
Loch Heron
Loch Heron Dam
River near Bald Ibis Cottage
Chilly Winter morning
River near Bald Ibis cottage
Family Time
Summer evening on Loch Heron dam
loch heron
river in front of Bald Ibis Cottage
Guest Photo
Loch Heron Dam

Trout are extremely weather sensitive fish & a sudden change in temperature or weather will put them off the bite, it may take a 3 - 4 days of consistent weather for them to start biting again.

We promote as  natural an environment as possible and do not pellet feed our fish.

September is our favourite time of year for Fly Fishing.

Though conditions are good in winter this is also the trout's spawning season making fishing challenging.

The drought has had an impact on the fishing and water conditions in the Dullstroom area. 

NOTE:  Stocked waters do not guarantee that you will catch a fish;  Nature

has the final say on fishing conditions.

ONLY FLY FISHING is permitted.

Fishing Conditions Record

August 2019 -

Over 50 kg of Rainbow Trout stocked.

The Bass are spawning, making for easy Bass Fishing.

Seasonal dams are low and haven't been stocked, please reference the recommended fishing map

October 2019

Waters are stocked, bass are biting, trout are also biting but are tougher to catch.  Water levels in dams are low and warm due to late rainfall and high temps.

Jan 2020

Waters are stocked but trout seem to be off the bite due to the heat and the on and off rain.  Bass are biting beautifully and give a fantastic fight.  Some HUGE Tilapia / Breem have been caught at the upper / seasonal dams near Fish Eagle cottage.

July 2020

We stocked 3 of our weirs with Rainbow Trout on 21 July 2020!

August 2020

An additional 70kg of trout stocked! We now offer 6 stocked fishing waters and are hoping for good rain this summer so that we can stock our other dams.

Explore & Enjoy

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The Farmhouse
Great Walks
Mountain scenery
The River
Path from Guinea Fowl Cottage
Loch Heron
Loch Heron
on the game trail
sunset
on the game trail
Take a stroll
Bird life
on the game trail
on the game trail
on the game trail
on the game trail
Guest Photo
keep an eye on your children
On the game trail
Loch Heron
Enjoy the outdoors
Loch Heron
river in front of Guinea Fowl Cottage
on the game trail
on the game trail
on the game trail
Please do not speed!
zebra family
early summer lilies
on the game trail
Sunrise
Blesbok family
Loch Heron
Exploring near Coots Close
Zebra Crossing!
Bring your bicycle
Great fun for kids and pooches
Loch Heron
On the game trail
on the game trail
View of Guinea Fowl Cottage from Coots Close
gateway to the first waterfall
River above the waterfall
Friendly calf near The Farmhouse
The Weeping Wall - near Bald Ibis Cottage
On the game trail
River above the waterfall
River
Zebra family at Loch Heron
Wonderful Birdlife
On the game trail
On the game trail
Blesbok
River near The Drift
River at The Drift
Blesbok
Early Spring after a burn
River
Late Summer Colours
back channel into Loch Heron
River
River in front of Guinea Fowl Cottage
view towards Dullstroom from the game trail
Willow tree
Zebra Family
Pond at The Drift
Loch Heron
River in front of Guinea Fowl Cottage

Enjoy our  Mini Game Trail.  Higher Clearance vehicle required (not 4x4).

 

Walk and explore hidden treasures, from iron age settlements to waterfalls and streams

Look out for Zebra, Waterbuck, Springbok & Blesbok;   as well as Jackal, brown hyena, Mountain Reedbuck, Oribi, Serval, Caracal, duiker, Baboon, Genet and much more ...

Ride your Mountain bike, Our main dirt road is over 10 km long and offers a challenging ride.  The farm roads are perfect for family rides,  or pick one of the many game trails and go wild.

Take a dip - you are your dogs are welcome to swim in the dams or river, provided that you do not disturb any fishermen or cottages nearby.

 

4 km to the R540 & then you can

Explore Mpumalanga

Dullstroom

 Pilgrims Rest

 Blyde River Canyon

God's Window

 Bourkes Luck Potholes

The Sudwala Caves

The waterfalls of Sabie

Echo Caves

Graskop

Gods Window

Kruger National Park

We are 2 hours from the Phabeni gate,

spend a day in the Park and be home by 7 pm.

 

info@highlandgiants.com

072 605 4147

Office hours - Mon - Fri 08h30 - 15h00

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