Located approximately 10km from Montecasino in Fourways is the Footloose Trout Farm. Featuring 10 hectares of pristine grounds, excellent views of Johannesburg and 13 dams from which guests can make their catch of the day.
If you're looking for things to do in Gauteng but want to steer clear of malls and such then Footloose Trout Farm is a great option. It is the ideal venue for angling enthusiasts interested in either fly or conventional fishing. The estate offers multiple dams to choose from, all well stocked with Trout, Bass, Barbel and Carp.
All Trout caught have to be taken and paid for (at R115 p/kg) as only paid-up Fly Fishing Club members are able to ‘catch and release’. Bass, Carp, Barbel and Kurper may be caught and released as long as the fish are not damaged.
There is a fully equipped abattoir facility with staff on hand to gut, clean and vacuum pack your catch at no additional cost.
The Footloose Trout Farm is one of the bvest day visit resorts in Gauteng and the ideal venue for children's birthday parties and private functions. Guests can choose from a range of packages to suit their needs; anything from birthday parties to private afternoon fishing outings with friends or family.
The venue boasts a swimming pool, playground area, tuck-shop and braai and picnic facilities. There is also a school holiday program, where kids can be dropped for the day and taken care of by qualified supervisors and supplied with a nutritional packed lunch.
‘The Anglers Arms’ is a country restaurant in a picturesque setting that makes it an ideal venue for weddings, special occasions and other social functions. They are also open daily to the public for all-day breakfasts and light meals from 8am to 5pm. Footloose is fully licensed so guests can purchase drinks from the lapa or the bar inside the restaurant.
Admission and fees
The entrance fee for adults is R65 and for children R50 whilst children under the age of three go in for free.
Conventional bait rods may be hired at R45 (includes a ball of bait). For those wanting to make their visits a more regular occurrence, annual memberships are available for the more serious fisherman; a single membership is R980 per year and the ‘family’ (two rods) is R1300 per year.
The farm is open from Tuesday to Friday from 7.30am to 5pm and weekends/public holidays from 7.30am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays (except on public holidays).