Flyfishing @ Eikendal

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Hol

08h00 - 17h00

Experts and greenhorns cast away in the hub of the Helderberg.

Eikendal Vineyards is casting a fresh spin on the ever-popular pastime of fly fishing by making it more accessible for enthusiasts with a host of angling activities in the hub of the Helderberg winelands.

Gleaming amidst prized vineyards, two dams stocked with all the usual members including Rainbow trout, Largemouth Bass and a nibbling Kurper clan, invite experts and amateurs alike to try their hand at thie world-loved sport.

Want to know your Wooly Worm from a Red-Eyed Damsel? Professional Western Province fly fishing champions have chosen Eikendal as a perfect location to offer daily tutorials to the public. Professional fly fishing clinics for beginners include fly selection and casting techniques as well as personalised step-by-step guidance for reeling in that first big whopper.

Eikendal sports a fully-equipped fly fishing store on the farm, which can kit out jaded city dwellers and keen visitors for a spur of the moment, laid-back afternoon on the water's edge with no hassle. There are some exciting plans in the pipeline to extend your Eikendal fly Fishing experience even further, including self-catering cottages around the dams, perfect to unwind in the lap of country-style luxury.

But if being merely good at fly fishing is not enough, visitors can also brush up on their wine knowledge with daily cellar tours and tasting at this striking barrel-vaulted cellar headed by winemaker Henry Kotzé. With all the action leaving you famished, picnic baskets and lunch can be ordered from Eikendal's resident restaurant, Harald's.

Run by the experienced crew of Flywaters from 08h00 till sunset, fly fishing at Eikendal is open to young and old. Entrance costs R100 per person or R150 per couple and visitors are allowed to keep their catch of the day at R50 per kilogram. Children under 12 pay R50 to wet their lines.

Flywaters can also hook you up on a fly Fishing Safari to other hotspots within the Western Cape.

For more informationa at the special fly Fishing courses hosted at Eikendal, contact Philip Meyer on +27 21 855-2646 or contact the cellar at + 27 21 855-1422.