At the foot of the Rooiberg Mountains, between the quaint little town of Clarens and the majestic scenery of Golden Gate, lie the trout waters of Craigrossie.
Craigrossie extends over one hundred and seventy two hectares and is perfect to really stretch the legs and fill the lungs with fresh air. The farm is flanked by the Little Caledon River where river fishing is also available.
For those who like a little from both worlds, the farm is situated only 8km from the picturesque town of Clarens, famous for its hospitality and quaint small-town ambience. Facilities such as restaurants, walking and hiking trails, a challenging golf course, tennis and squash courts as well as a number of small shops that stock art, craft and interesting curios, can all be found in the town. An excellent opportunity to see some fascinating birdlife. It really is one step closer to heaven in this part of the world!
There are two trout dams, one of three hectares; the other five hectares in size. Healthy waters such as these yield strong fighting trout of the type one hears the tackle dealers talking about. Our advice would be to get your kit over there and join the shortlist of those that have caught a Clarens trout in the order of a few kilograms.
Stocked with both brown and rainbow trout, this fishery encourages catch-and-release and one is advised to take a camera along, in order to get a picture before releasing the fish.
There are two pairs of self catering cottages on the farm, Lakeside and Woodland, Mountain View and Poplars which are both situated on the waters edge.