Fishing in Grabouw
Pack your fishing line, tackle box and hat because the Grabouw fishing opportunities are an exceptional activity that you certainly won’t want to miss out on. Whether you prefer to pack a picnic and park-off by the river for the day or you opt to rent a boat and head down stream, there’s an incredible fishing excursion just waiting to be explored in this part of the Western Cape. Ideal for friends, family members or simply as a solo adventure, it’s one of the perfect, relaxing things to do in Grabouw.
There are several renowned fishing spots to choose from in and around the area. Most importantly, if you’re planning on visiting for a weekend or longer, many of these best-kept secrets also have businesses nearby that make it even easier to enjoy a bit of fishing in style. And now you can also enlist the services of a guide to point you in the right direction, hire a boat or rods and purchase bait, lines and droppers with ease when you’re visiting Grabouw. Even if fishing is not necessarily your thing, there are many other things to do Grabouw while others spend their time throwing a line in. Some of these outdoor adventures include, hiking, swimming and even horse riding or quad biking.
So, what fish can you expect to catch in the Cape Country Meander? Well, Rainbow Trout is a common occupier of the dams and rivers here, along with some feisty Bass, which be warned do enjoy putting up a fight. Additionally, in some other parts of the river you can find large mouthed Musslecrackers – amongst a host of other species and specimens. Many of these facilities encourage de-barbing your hooks, which makes it easier to do catch and release, which we highly recommend if you’re not fishing for an actual meal.
Aside from the incredible Grabouw fishing, you’ll take the utmost pleasure in simply being in the incredible surrounds of the area. The majestic mountains that tower the valley are complemented by glinting rivers and endless views of rolling valleys and farmlands. You’ll also find that many of these natural wonders are protected, so be sure to check first before fishing that you are actually allowed to cast your line. Best of all, incredible specimens of wild birds fly overhead as you cast your lines into the water, waiting for your bait or next catch to drop. Try fishing and other things to do in Grabouw for an incredible adventure that you won’t soon forget.