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FlyCastaway is a unique adventure-fly-fishing-travel concept. Our recipe for success? The most exciting species in the world, using the best guides, at the best venue, during the best time of the year. Once we have identified the species, venues and dates, we then set up the camps. Camps can take the form of a luxurious lodge, a tented camp, or a mothership however with FlyCastaway it’s always fish first and camp second. We go to the ends of the earth to find you the best fly fishing in the world, then, we build a camp around it. We do everything in our power to maximize your chances of success. If you visit a FlyCastaway destination, rest assured that you’re at the best venue for that particular species, during the best time of the year, and under the watchful eyes of the world’s finest fly fishing guides.


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Location: FlyCastaway is a unique adventure-fly-fishing-travel company based in South Africa.

About your host at Big Five Fly Fishing: Gerhard Laubscher ,CEO. Gerhard is the founder and CEO of FlyCastaway. His saltwater fishing and guiding have taken him to just about to every atoll and archipelago in the Indian Ocean. He has been instrumental in opening up many of the Indian Ocean’s world-class saltwater fisheries to the international angling fraternity, including Providence, St Brandon’s, Cosmoledo, Astove and Farquhar atolls. His knowledge and experience on Africa’s freshwater and coastal systems is also substantial, his experience with Tigerfish, Largemouth Yellowfish, Smallmouth Yellowfish and West Africa’s giant Tarpon placing him as a forerunner in these fields. Gerhard’s list of fly fishing travels is enormous, armed constantly with a bundle of fly rods and his beloved cameras, he has fished and photographed countless waters in Russia, Bolivia, Argentina, the US, New Zealand and the UK on top of numerous Indian Ocean and African fisheries!

Fishing experience at Big Five Fly Fishing: Vanderkloof Dam in South Africa offers world class fly fishing for Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish! The dam itself is South Africa’s second largest reservoir, its 270km of structure filled shoreline providing the ideal habitat for the dam’s large numbers of Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish, as well as some truly large Carp and Catfish. Best of all, the general clarity of the lake offers some truly exceptional sight fishing. Fishing on the dam takes place from three custom built skiffs. Each boat is equipped with raised front and rear casting decks, as well as a sneaker motor to ensure our guests maximise their time on the water with us in comfort.The Orange River that flows out of the lake provides exceptional dry fly fishing for Smallmouth Yellows in it’s own right. Huge numbers of Smallmouth Yellows consistently feed in the shallows and provide endless targets. There is also a healthy population of Largemouth Yellows in this section of river for anglers looking to catch their first or biggest ‘Largie’. Camp Vanderkloof is comparable with some of the finest freshwater fisheries on the planet. The numbers of unpressurised fish one can sight fish to, make it a must fish venue for local and international anglers alike. Click here for quick link country guide.


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Accommodation: Guests are accommodated in a comfortable thatched lodge situated meters away from one of our premier river beats. The lodge has 6 guest rooms ensuring single room accommodation for each of our guests. Click here to view your accommodation. To select and book the top suggested hotels and accommodation in the area when fishing at Big Five Fly Fishing, click here.

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Species
Marlin
Marlin
Dorado
Dorado
Tiger shark
Tiger shark
King mackerel
King mackerel
Bonefish
Bonefish
Blue marlin
Blue marlin
Yellow hybrid bass
Yellow hybrid bass
Tarpon
Tarpon
Permit
Permit
Barracuda
Barracuda
Black marlin
Black marlin
Tiger muskellonge
Tiger muskellonge

Methods
Fresh water fishing
Fresh water fishing
Spearfishing
Spearfishing
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Game fishing
Game fishing
Salt water fishing
Salt water fishing
Spinning
Spinning

Seasons
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$540
Languages
English
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