Xilinxa Dam (Cape Piscatorial Society)

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Lakenvlei is the Cape Piscatorial Society’s primary stillwater venue. It is a large, 82 ha, dam in the heart of the Hex River catchment area. Lakenvlei offers members the opportunity to catch some large brown and rainbow trout, with fish over 5lbs being caught. Furthermore, it offers members the ability to fly fish from float tubes, non-motorised boats or by wading from the bank.

Being such a large body of water, the dam offers cool to cold water for trout to thrive in, during much of the year. Although the best fishing is often during the very cold winter months when snow is found capping the surrounding mountains.


Eastern Cape, Butterworth. GPS: -32.1299019, 28.0802002


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