Fishing in Stanford

Stanford offers excellent fishing spots for anyone wanting to partake in a bit of sport along the Klein River or Lagoon. Mostly renowned for its fly fishing, this sleepy village boasts rainbow trout, brown trout and bass for the enthusiasts. Children can also fish for bluegill and tilapia which keeps them occupied while you camp out and relax next to an easy flowing river. 

Most fishing spots in this part of the Overberg offer canopies of shade with an abundance of overhanging trees to rest under. This makes the experience even more rejuvenating and memorable. It’s easy to turn this dream into a reality with top-notch fishing in Stanford! 

The rich waters of the Klein River offers up a full variety of fresh and salt water fish. It runs through the quaint countryside town and those who enjoy relaxed angling will also love the spectacular bird and wildlife watching opportunities. There are also a few scattered dams and the lagoon itself which are filled with a wide variety of fish for the adventurous. If you’re a more seasoned enthusiast and prefer going out on the sea, a short drive to the coast makes it easy to organise a fishing charter.

There is a path that follows the Klein River which makes it easy to walk alongside its banks. However, one of the best ways to enjoy the river is to go on a late afternoon cruise. This is also a great way to treat the family after a day of fishing and picnicking in the sun. It’s by far the most exquisite way to experience the mountain sky changing colour with the sunset. You can also hire self-catering cottages within a stone’s throw of the lake if you’d like to be as close as possible to the best spots. 

There are also a number of hidden locations that you can explore if you have a 4x4 or beach buggy. For example, Die Plaat is a beach that is preceded by kilometres of sand. This makes it perfect for sand boarding on the dunes and offers amazing fishing opportunities. It’s quite remote so ensure that you take plenty of water and food for the entire group. You might even get lucky and spot a few dolphins or whales frolicking in the waves depending on the time year (June through to December is optimum). 

For a fishing adventure that the whole family can take part in, head down to Stanford and experience the exhilarating feeling of reeling in the big one while enjoying the best of the Overberg!

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