• Wild Fly fishing in the Karoo with Alan Hobson, A&A Adventures

Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo

A completely unique experience in South Africa, fly fish for 7 freshwater species in this semi-desert area.

Rainbow and brown trout are stocked in the lakes and rivers, and grow tremendously, because of the diverse aquatic insect life and rich minerals in the waters.  

Top water fishing for African Sharptooth Catfish, what the locals call a barbel.  This is not a little fish, the biggest we've caught so far, is around 79lb.  Yes, you read that right, and they get even bigger!  Sight fishing for these monsters is oodles of fun.

Indigenous yellowfish can be caught in the Great and Little Fish River systems, but we've also created a still water fishery for these apex predators.  Pound for pound one of the best fighting fish in the country.

Not to be forgotten, are the trophy sized black bass that are available to bend your rod and give you a good day's fishing!

Catfish (Barbel)

Top water fishing for African sharptooth catfish, can be a short day outing from our base in Somerset East, or part of a longer trip to venues further afield.  Chat to us, you're going to want to get one of these on fly!

Rainbow Trout

Are you looking for a trophy sized trout, or would you prefer to target the feisty smaller river fish.  In this area you may just be surprised, as the river fishing is quite unique, and you may just land that trophy sized fish in the river!

Indigenous Yellowfish

Fantastic fighting fish, and indigenous to South Africa, this is not a carp!  You could target carp if you wish, but these predators will surprise you, and will create memories that will last a lifetime!

Largemouth Black Bass

Alan has created a fishery with Largemouth Black Bass as well as yellowfish.  You'll be fishing for these, and watching buffalo or a variety of antelope species on the other side of the lake.  A true African Experience

Book a day trip

Book Alan to take you on a day's guided Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo in the area around Somerset East.  Send us an email to book your day, or have click on the link for more info.

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