Highland Lodge

Though not unheard of, trout over five pounds are rare in our rivers, just rare enough to be the sort of trophy you might hope to catch no more than once or twice in a lifetime, unless you are fishing in places like Alaska or New Zealand. Here in South Africa when we need a big-trout fix we turn to lakes, and then to a few really special lakes, that over the years have built up a solid reputation for producing real hogs.

Booked in as fishing guests, you’ll have access to 11 lakes all a short drive from the farmhouse. The lakes vary in size from smallish impoundments to very large stretches of water, and in all of them there’s the chance of landing a huge rainbow or brown trout.