Amatola Wild Trout Fishery
Promoting community-owned and managed recreational fishery
Amatola Wild Trout is the first community-owned and -managed recreational fishery in South Africa. It introduces economic and social development into the Amatolas through the development of an eco-tourism attraction.
The initiative introduces a high-end market tourism activity (fly-fishing) into a poor rural area. Income is generated through rod fees, accommodation and catering services. All income generated before the end of 2011 is retained by the community-owned enterprise because short-term operational costs are covered by donor funding. The income will be expended thereafter in order to sustain and grow the business.
Border Rural Committee (BRC): This well established NGO provides capacity and institution building support.
Rural Fisheries Programme (RFP): Being part of Rhodes University, RFP is ideally positioned to offer sound scientific and technical support.