“For the love of fly fishing” should be the official motto of Sterkfontein Dam, located just outside the town of Harrismith. With its cold crystal clear water, the dam is becoming an increasingly popular world-class spot for sight fishing Orange/Vaal smallmouth yellowfish, Orange/Vaal largemouth yellow, sharptooth catfish, tilapia and carp.
The weather is unpredictable, but that’s not an issue when the fishing is excellent. Especially unique is the immense boulder formations that run down the banks into the water where South African specific species who like to eat from the top are found in abundance. It’s what fly fishermen dream of when they contemplate utopia.
The TCFF Sterkfontein yellowfish experience is something every committed fly fishermen need to do at least once in his or her lifetime. The event has run consistently for the last 18 years racking up many alumni who return eagerly when they can hear the dam calling their names.
The event celebrates the wonderful world of fly fishing where the best yellowfish guides take participants for three days of fishing in every known nook and cranny in Yamaha powered boats. You’ll fish yourself out and then spend the evenings listening to talks, attending product displays, chatting to your fly fishing kin, and receiving prizes which values far exceed the cost of the whole experience. The event takes place at Qwantani Berg, and Bush Resort 23 – 25 March 2018 and there are only a few places left so you should get involved as soon as you can. Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort has terrific food and accommodation, and there is even a special “Pamper Package” at the on-site spa, champagne barge cruise, so it’s perfect for a partner or a father-and-son outing, or just with your best bud.
Contact Dylan on (012) 371-3915 or Lizelle on (012) 371-3914 for more information or to book your spot.
The 2017 sponsors:
Yamaha SA; Present A Fly; ARK Inflatables; Shilton Engineering; Xplorer Fly Fishing; Frontier Fly Fishing; Flyz Inc; Selke Leathercraft (Rogue hats); All Terrain Gear; Ufudu Flyfishing; Brentoni Distributors (Ballistic Polarised Eyewear); Scientific Flies; Mavungana Flyfishing; Cobb; Cadac; Flyworx; Sports Clearance; Stealth; Netbooks; CROCS; Quad Rocky; BondiBlu; Classic Blue (McLean’s CAR nets); Dropsoc; Mias Angling; Bradley Smoker; Megaphase Trading; Boerboel Wear; Oom Kallie Khaki Clothing; Tabard; Evaport Outdoor (EvaKool cool boxes); FOSAF; Wedgewood (Racefood); Mystic Boer Brandy; Techniblock sunblock; King Car Iced Tea; Musgrave Agencies (Jeep apparel); Fluid Kayaks; Palm Grove Lodge; Goxhill Trout Lodge; Rondeberg Resort; Holingsberg; Skurweberg Trout Hideaway; Verlorenkloof Estate; Kalahari River & Safari Company; Premier Resort Sani Pass; Mount Komati River Lodge; Komati Gorge Lodge; Ventnor Cottage; Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway; Harnham Guest Lodge; Walkerbouts Inn; Ingwe Lodge; Rocky Ridge; Troutwoods Lodge; Kheis Riverside Lodge; Highlander Trout Lodge; Leliekloof; The Outspan Inn; Glen Avon Farm; Vrederus; Angler & Antelope; Elandskloof Trout Farm; Sundowner Adventures; Balele Mountain Farms; Crystal Waters; Waterloo Farm; BassFeather Lodge; Emanzini Country Resort; Fairbairn; Limerick Lodge; Bergsig Trout Farm; Waterfront Guest House; Eagles’ Rock; Eirene Cottages; Kloofzicht Lodge; Transvaal Fly Fishing Club; Kaia Manzi Resort.