Thursday, April 12, 2007

Flyfishing at Jonkershoek, Cape Town

Fly fishing at scenic Jonkershoek is a great antidote to a hangover caused by too much wine drinking. Perfect for lazy sunday mornings.
Make no mistake about it, Jonkershoek is picturesque. Camwhores will love this place because there are many nooks and crannies that afford beautiful photo ops.

Butterflies, dragonflies, reeds, green grass, man-made lakes for fishing, tables set under shady trees, bird and duck droppings... peace and quiet!

But don't just come here to take a nap. Try your hand at flyfishing where instead of using a worm, you use a fake fly as bait.

Basically you cast your rod in a back and forth whipping motion and once your bait is in the water, sit back, sip some wine and pat yourself on the back because you're fishing! (Warning: easier said than done!)

We spent half the day there and the only thing we caught was a frog. (Fly-frogging?) I guess that's ok because if you ever did catch a fish, I'm sure you wouldn't know what to do with it anyway!
Four pawikan points. Bonus points for the friendly locals who gave us a couple of tips on how to cast the rod. Give a man a fish and he will not be hungry for a day; Teach him how to fish... and he will spend the morning in Jonkershoek! (tee hee hee).

1 comment:

mich said...

looks like a great way to spend a day or at least a morning :)