LESOTHO: THE YELLOWFISH
Beattie Productions and Off the Grid Studios is excited to partner with and assist Jako Lucas and Cpt. Jack Films in the production of this amazing film. Follow Tourette’s crew as they pioneer a new fishery in Africa, support the community and fish for yellowfish and trout in the high mountain streams of Lesotho. The Makhangoa Community Camp is the first fly fishing ecotourism project its kind in the area.The Makhangoa Camp and fishery on the Bokong River is managed and run by Tourette Fishing and the Makhangoa Tourism Council.
The aim of the partnership is to provide sustainable and beneficial tourism to the area, while conserving the natural resources which attract anglers to this beautiful valley. Proceeds of all visitors’ bookings (through a daily community levy) are allocated to community benefaction projects, with the aim to uplift and enable the local community to live happier and healthier lives. Apart from the daily community levies generated from each visitor’s stay, the camp trains and employs local staff in all aspects of camp life and management. From camp managers and cultural guides, to service and maintenance staff. In addition to offering amazing fly fishing, the local tourism council has set up a range of community tourism projects which offer guests a unique insight in local Lesotho life and culture. These include pony treks, village tours, mountain hikes, shabeen (local tavern) visits and local arts and crafts.
If you take any activity and push it to the wildest edge, you create magic. In 2011 we made it our goal to explore the country’s waterways looking for a world-class yellowfish destination. In 2012, after numerous exploratory trips, hours spent on Google Earth, some intense white knuckle 4×4 trips and epic mountain treks, this goal was achieved! Fly fishing for yellowfish in crystal-clear Lesotho Rivers is definitely possible. Your need to fish wild and remote waters, to create your own magic, may well be the simple thing that drives you. At Tourette Fishing we understand this urge is far more than fleeting. It is an intrinsic need that motivates all you do. You don’t just want to fish, you NEED to fish. With your limited time, we understand you want to fish the best waters at the optimum time of year with the best guides in the industry. Rest assured, for your enjoyment we have scouted what we believe are some of the finest dry fly and sight-fishing yellowfish rivers in Southern Africa.This film will highlight the wildest edge of African fly-fishing, and showcase a fishery never before seen on the big screen.