Photograph of trout caught in Townlands Dam, Clarens by Oliver Scott (August 2013)


Clarens is a great area for  fishing – whether it be for trout or for bass.

Trout fishing in the Townlands Dam

Permits to fish in the Townlands Dam (catch and release) can be obtained from the following:

The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate Clubhouse

Clarens Xtreme : Contact details


Guided Fishing

Greg Mills is passionate about fishing and loves to share his knowledge, expertise and relationships with local farmers to get you to the best stretches of river and dam in the Eastern Free State of South Africa. Have a look at what he’s been up to and call him to arrange a day you’ll never forget – CLARENS FISHING


Fishing on the Ash River (Trout)  (Please note that the fishing offered is on a private stretch of the river)

Contact:   Clarens Fishing Contact details

Rob Silcock:  082 5730268


Other Dam and River Fishing

Clarens FishingRiver and Dam fishing for trout, and bass, yellow fish and carp. Contact details

Clarens Village Nature Reserve Dam:  Every now and again someone catches a good-sized bass or carp in the dam.   Permits are required.   (R25 per rod.   The funds go directly to the Clarens Village Nature Reserve.)  Available from Clarens Fishing or The Jacket Shop.


There is also some excellent fly-fishing in Lesotho:

Adventurers are suggested to make their way to AfriSki Lodge and find out about local conditions and guides

 If you’re planning to visit Lesotho – REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PASSPORT

Author: Clarens Guide