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The 1st attempt to import trout to South Africa was in 1875 but proofed to be unsuccessful.

However, this did not deter some of the dedicated men with a love of these silver and brown slabs and the persisted.

Mr. John Parker a farmer in the Howick district of the then Natal colony. Kwazulu Natal (KZN) today and Mr. Lchlan McLean from Cape Town kept at it.

John Parker releases some of the 1st fish in the crystal clear rivers (water from the Drakensberg mountain range) in the Howick district in the 1880's.

Both in the Natal and Cape Colony's trout hatcheries were established in the 1890's to stock not only local rivers and streams but also export millions of eggs to the then Transvaal and Rhodesia where trout populations were established.

Those dedicated and passionate lovers of the gentle art of trout angling were responsible for many many happy days spent along Southern African streams and still waters hunting wild willy trout with a fly rod.





https://youtu.be/Si4XeJRphdU


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Posts: 1659 | Location: Dullstroom- Mpumalanga - South Africa | Registered: 14 May 2005Reply With Quote
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Love it! tu2 Dullstrom is one of my favorite places in all of South Africa with its numerous fly fishing shops and all! A quiet and pleasurable respite from all of the 'normal' hunting and fishing pursuits found in South Africa! Big Grin
 
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Love it! tu2 Dullstrom is one of my favorite places in all of South Africa with its numerous fly fishing shops and all! A quiet and pleasurable respite from all of the 'normal' hunting and fishing pursuits found in South Africa! Big Grin


Hope you let me know when you are planning to be here next time.

Let's go and chase a trout and have a beer.


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That is fantastic, Many Thanks for sharing that.


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The best trout fishing I ever experienced was near Wakkerstroom on the Mpumalanga escarpment going down into KZN. The place was a game ranch that included an old fishing operation. 16 dams and a small river connecting them all as it flowed down the escarpment. The brown, rainbow, and goldens acted like they were starving and had never seen a fly. I am not an accomplished fly fisherman but it was almost too easy. It made scoring a McNabb a snap!
 
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Love it! tu2 Dullstrom is one of my favorite places in all of South Africa with its numerous fly fishing shops and all! A quiet and pleasurable respite from all of the 'normal' hunting and fishing pursuits found in South Africa! Big Grin


Hope you let me know when you are planning to be here next time.

Let's go and chase a trout and have a beer.

There is no reason to have a beer in Dullstroom when you can have a real libation in Wild About Whiskey. This is undoubtedly the best collection of Scotches I have ever seen/ tasted, anywhere!
 
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Originally posted by Use Enough Gun:
Love it! tu2 Dullstrom is one of my favorite places in all of South Africa with its numerous fly fishing shops and all! A quiet and pleasurable respite from all of the 'normal' hunting and fishing pursuits found in South Africa! Big Grin


Hope you let me know when you are planning to be here next time.

Let's go and chase a trout and have a beer.

There is no reason to have a beer in Dullstroom when you can have a real libation in Wild About Whiskey. This is undoubtedly the best collection of Scotches I have ever seen/ tasted, anywhere!


True they have a huge selection of Whiskey and Gin on offer.


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Posts: 1659 | Location: Dullstroom- Mpumalanga - South Africa | Registered: 14 May 2005Reply With Quote
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I fished for trout, unsuccessfully, at Troutbeck in Zimbabwe at Rhodes' (???) hotel, Loch Moody (??) in 99.
 
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I fished for trout, unsuccessfully, at Troutbeck in Zimbabwe at Rhodes' (???) hotel, Loch Moody (??) in 99.


If you visit South Africa again let me know and we will chase a few rainbows


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Posts: 1659 | Location: Dullstroom- Mpumalanga - South Africa | Registered: 14 May 2005Reply With Quote
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A Youtube video to show you how my fishing water look like

https://youtu.be/x5o5qIYTLao


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Posts: 1659 | Location: Dullstroom- Mpumalanga - South Africa | Registered: 14 May 2005Reply With Quote
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Great video! Are you fishing with a full sinking line or a sink tip?
 
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Are they reproducing naturally in all of the streams now?



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Great video! Are you fishing with a full sinking line or a sink tip?


Thanks,

I fish with a DI3 sinking line, I rarely fish with a floating line.


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Posts: 1659 | Location: Dullstroom- Mpumalanga - South Africa | Registered: 14 May 2005Reply With Quote
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Are they reproducing naturally in all of the streams now?


We have reproducing naturally in some of the streams of the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal.

The rest of the country where they occur they needed to be stocked from hatcheries.


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Posts: 1659 | Location: Dullstroom- Mpumalanga - South Africa | Registered: 14 May 2005Reply With Quote
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We do have some mean "bows" in African waters....




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