Fly fishing has become popular in the Drakensberg owing to the abundance of excellent trout and bass. The many
crystal rivers and clear dams in the higher reaches are regular favourites with skilled fly fishermen, as well as with
the growing number of recently initiated fishermen and women who embrace this most challenging and satisfying
of angling pursuits. First imported to South from Scotland in 1890 by Balgowan farmer John Clarke Parker, brown
and rainbow trout now occur throughout the region and reach good sizes in the cool mountain waters and in wellstocked
rivers such as the Bushman’s and Injisuti. These are trout with an impressive fighting spirit. They make for
very tasty meals, whether grilled or fried.
Drakensberg Fly Fishing