Fishing is an art. Today’s Groupon is dedicated to those who have perfected the art of fishing through years on the fishing waters and those playing go fish on the dining room table with their grandmothers. Enjoy two days on the banks of the Lions River at St Ives Restaurant, Accommodation and Fly Fishing Estate for R625.
The 1 hectare stretch of golden waters is 14 meters deep at the dam wall and brimming with Trout, Bass and Tilapia for the men and lake fairies, romance and a hair dryer in each room for the ladies. The estate boasts majestic views best viewed from thatched gazebos perched along the grassy bank of the dam. Spend the day on the fishing water with your complimentary fishing rod or watch the sun set over the lake with a glass of bubbly which isn’t complimentary but highly recommended.
After a long day battling trout the size of the king size beds in the room, relax in front of a crackling fire, take a dip in the pool or stretch out on your very own king size in the comfort of your luxury room. For the capable fisherman, braai facilities are perfect for a fish braai while the not so successful can grill their own stukkie vleis oppie kole or curl up under the comforter, dreaming of tomorrow morning’s scrumptious breakfast.
Fishing fact: In Gabraltar fly fishing literally means fishing for flies. Using tiny hooks and toothpicks for rods, fly fishermen catch flies to cook, juice and feed to their bonsai trees. Some fishermen also offer their services to home owners to catch annoying house flies around the kitchen or buzzing around the TV set. Many houses have live-in fly fishermen.