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Lakenvlei Dam Fly Fishing Venue, Ceres

Lakenvlei Dam, Ceres Fly-fishing

Photograph courtesy of Ryan vd Merwe of

Lakenvlei is a premier still water, trout fishing venue, situated in the mountains close to Ceres, only two hours’ drive from Cape Town. A good stock of sizeable brown and rainbow trout inhabits this scenic, 84 ha, high altitude dam. Edged with good, sandy shores, this spot offers excellent fly-fishing, whether fishing from float tubing or the shore.

Although spring and autumn is prime fishing time, the season is year round, but winter can get very cold. On offer are day trips or overnight in a rustic lakeside cabin.

While catch and release fly-fishing is encourage, anglers may keep a maximum of two fish per day of over 35 cm each.

Lakenvlei Dam, Ceres, Fishing Shots

Photographs courtesy of Ryan vd Merwe of


Lakenvlei Dam Fishing

Image courtesy of Ryan vd Merwe of

Key Deposit of R100.00: Permits: Provincial Fresh Water Fishing Permit: CPS Day Permit R40.00 (excludes those who have annual Dam permits): Visitors R40.00 per day plus temporary 2 months membership R100.00: Craft: All recognised fly-fishing craft allowed: No motors, fuel or electric: Facilities: A toilet is provided, please follow instructions for use. No bathroom, electricity or running water. Basic cutlery, crockery as well as braai site provided for overnight guests. An overnight cabin* (R200 per night) is available – Beds, 1 double, 2 single + 2 single; for details & bookings contact CPS secretary. General: No camping, pets or fires: Take candles, gas bottle (gas plate provided), bedding, food, washing liquid, dishcloths, black bags & water. Extra food is advisable, as stranding due to weather events has occurred. Take all garbage home.

Directions: From Cape Town drive through Ceres Village and continue on the R46 towards Touws River. Turn right at Bo-Swaarmoed and after 13km turn right at De Kok (Die Eiken) Boerdery onto dirt road. Pass through farm entrance (white pillars) and take the split to the left. Follow this road until the gate. Proceed through gate and turn left at first turn (marked CPS). Follow road down the hill towards hut and park to the left before hut. Vehicles may not be driven to water’s edge, and must remain on the roads.

All prices subject to change.

Fly Fish Cape Town offers fully guided day and overnight trips to Lakenvlei dam with experienced local fly-fishing guides.

Fly Fish Cape Town



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