With over 1000km of rivers and streams available, Maclear is the Mecca for wild troutfishing in South Africa. The now classic book "The Rapture of the River" by Sydney Hey first brought this region under the attention the public. Fishing ranges from fast flowing little streams, to slow deep rivers with huge pools. As a bonus many dams have been built, providing fly fisherman with the option of stillwater fishing.
The custodian of most of these waters is the Maclear Fly fishing Club (Click here to go to the Maclear Fly-Fishing website). Contact Theuns Botha (073 674 3326) or Noel Wagenaar (045 932 1038). Day permits are available at Stone Junction Coffee Shop.
Ugie Ladies Flyfishing Festival:
Held annually over the long-weekend in September.
Maclear River Festival- The Rapture of The River
Held annually the second last weekend in May.
Click here to signup and for more information
provides accommodation in thatched chalets, stillwater fishing and river fishing:
Contact Jean-Marie Naude 045-9321572
Hope Farm provides accommodation in a farmhouse and sports magnificent river fishing as well as horse riding and other activities to keep non-fisherman occupied.
Contact Nicolene Ferreira 045-9321942