Day Tickets

The Natal Fly Fishers Club does not offer the public the opportunity to fish our own waters on a day tickets, because our existence as a club depends on the fact that every fisherman on a club water is known, accountable, and holds his membership at risk. Our members can of course take you as a guest. But for flyfishers who do not belong to the NFFC, the club is embarking on an initiative in which we will support day ticket ventures that empower communities and make new water available to flyfishermen.

The first such venue is:

The amaHlubi/NFFC community project on the Bushmans River,
(opened on 1 September 2018.)

Those wanting to access these waters can do so by joining the NFFC or by buying a day ticket on these beats from the community.

Bushman's River Sign
Bushman's River Sign How to buy a ticket:
Contact Mrs Sylvia Mbata on 0712029807 and request a booking on one of the 4 beats on the Bushmans, or the long beat on the Ncibidwana River. She will confirm your booking if there is no prior booking on the selected beat, or suggest another beat. You will then need to meet her at the amaHlube community court house to pay for, and receive your rod ticket. The location of the court house can be found on the maps below, and it is well signposted. The NFFC Secretary is to be notified of all bookings with names and number of anglers on 083 6510987. 

Rod tickets are priced at R220 per angler per day, a car guard fee is payable to the designated uniformed guard on the day . He must be paid R70 per session up to 6 hrs, and thereafter a discretionary amount, in cash.

Open dates:
Note that this water opens on  1 September to 30 May each year.
Bushman's River Fly Fishing
Bushman's River Fly Fishing Maps and more info:
All other instructions and descriptions, including location of parking spots and beat markers can be found on the downloadable maps below at the end of the page:

From the top boundary down:
1. Ezibukweni Kwaundaba: 2.4Kms 2 rods
2. Thandabantu: 2.0kms 2 rods
3. Bhungane: 2.4kms 2 rods
4. eClnic: 2.5kms 2 rods
And on the tributary that enters the Bushmans at the clinic:
5. Ncibidwana River: 8.6 kms 2 rods

Ncibidwane River is quite choked with wattle in places (27 Sept 2021)

When travelling on the P164/D314 Rosetta-Kamberg road and P19/P28-1 Mooi River/Giants Castle roads drive slowly and beware of the excessive amount of pot holes. Allow extra time for the trip.

Other options:
Day tickets for anglers visiting the KZN Midlands are also available on stillwaters from our friends at WILDFLY in Nottingham Road.

Wildfly also operate a tackle shop in Nottingham Road. Their details are as per this link to their website:

The Thendela Fly Fishing project is another option, and operates in the nearby valley of the Mooi River.  See:

Whispering waters: Near Fort Nottingham:

NFFC Riperian Accommadation
See Below after Bushmans River Maps

Bushmans River downloadable maps in .pdf format:

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