A good proportion of Motebong’s guests come to the resort to relax and spend their time fishing in the Katse Dam, Lesotho. This is stocked with the local Trout fish and Yellowfish, the preferred fish eaten by the Basotho local in and around Ha Lejone. Motebong has almost 150 metres of shoreline from which anglers can pursue their passion, and guests are also permitted to bring in their own craft which can be launched from the banks in the camp.
Whilst guests are permitted to do as much fishing as they like, Motebong promotes responsible fishing, which dictates that a “catch and release” prevails, with the exception of that which is to be consumed at the village. Each household is not permitted to leave the village with in excess of ten (10) trout, and if any amount in excess of that is found in guests’ vehicles, it will be confiscated by security.
There is a Commercial Trout farm sharing the compound with Motebong, and whose trout cages are clearly visible in the dam. Guests are prohibited from approaching these and will be prosecuted by the Trout farm proprietors, should they be seen doing so.
Should guests wish to try some trout fishing in the nearby rivers and streams, fishing guides can be provided. Motebong has recruited a few young boys that are available over weekends and during school holidays that serve as guides.
Of course, if guests have not been successful with their trout fishing, and would like to try some trout, they are free to approach the restaurant where they can buy trout for their consumption in their villages, or indeed in the restaurant. They are also free to purchase fish to take home with them.