Fishing in Somerset West is great fun for the whole family. Somerset West is about one and a half hours outside of Cape Town and is a beautiful area surrounded by wine farms and close to the ocean. It is currently one of the up-and-coming development zones, and many people are purchasing retirement properties in the area so that they can be away from the hustle and bustle. There are plenty of things to do in the area which is why it is becoming so popular. For the angler or amateur fisherman, it is paradise with a variety of dams, camp sites and tackle shops to visit. The rest of the family can sit by the river, whilst you catch a tasty fish for dinner.
Tackle shops can be found in the nearby Somerset Mall so that you can go fishing in Somerset West even if you forgot your gear at home. The dams in the area, and in the surrounding area, are crammed full of fish all year round, which means that you’ll never have to worry about a good catch. What is also wonderful is that the locals are extremely environmentally conscious so you will be limited to the number of fish you can catch, as will everyone else. This ensures that the river that flows to the dam will have a chance to reach their before all the fish are gone.
If you’re not much into fishing but would like to go with your friends or family for a weekend in Somerset West then try out one of the camp sites on the local wine farms. There is an incredible variety of wines to taste and you will certainly not get bored. Gordon’s Bay and Strand are both extremely close by and are wonderful seaside towns. So get down to the area and go fishing in Somerset West.