With its fly fishing season drawing to a close, Eikendal Estate is casting a fresh spin on family entertainment in the Stellenbosch Winelands with its inaugural Fish Out Feast, which invites young and old to share in its last day of fishing on Sunday, 8 November.
“This open day of fishing at Eikendal will see experienced anglers and amateurs joining us at the water’s edge to help us clear out our dam for the season. It is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts to reel in that big whopper, or just to come and learn more about this ever-popular pastime,” explains Philip Meyer who runs the fly fishing operation at this esteemed wine estate and will be sharing some tips and techniques on the day.
After an exhilarating morning at the dam, gleaming amidst prized vineyards on this beautiful wine farm, guests will be treated to a languid fish braai on the shaded lawn where foot-stomping vibes by Newton & Co will add to a relaxed atmosphere.
“If being merely good at trout fishing is not enough, visitors can also brush up on their wine knowledge in our tasting centre on the day. We will also treat each adult to a complimentary glass of our newly released Sauvignon Blanc 2015 with their lunch. A fresh trout and our zesty Sauvignon Blanc is after all a match made in heaven,” shares Eikendal winemaker Nico Grobler.
Visitors MUST bring their own rods on the day and will be allowed to keep the trout that they caught at R110 per kilogram.
The Eikendal Fish Out Feast costs R150 per adult and R75 for kids under 12 and the action at the dam starts at 9am with lunch being served at 12h00.
Your ‘gone fishing’ ticket includes the opportunity to wet your line and catch as many trout as you wish, the braai lunch, an Eikendal wine glass to take home, a taste of the Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (or cooldrink) and the live music entertainment.
All Eikendal wines will also be on sale on the day and kids can have fun on the jungle gym and jumping castle.
Tickets are limited to 60 guests and pre-bookings are compulsory. To reserve your spot contact Eikendal at Tel: 021 855 1422 or send an email to Lana Dippenaar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eikendal Vineyards is situated on the R44, midway between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
Other options to stay at include Eikendal Lodge – check them out here!