Fishing: Katse Dam | Lesotho

Lesotho offers various spots for fishing, mainly offering trout and yellow fish. The fishing areas are mainly in the highlands parts of the districts of Maseru, Quthing, Qachas Nek Mokhotlong and Thaba Tseka Butha Buthe and Leribe.

These areas will be around the main rivers such as Makhaleng – Maseru and Mohales hoek, Senqunyane – Thaba Tseka and Maseru, Tsoelike – Sehlabathebe, Khubelu – Mokhotlong, Senqu – most of the western highlands from Mokhotlong, to Quthing and Malibamatso – Butha Buthe and Leribe as well Katse dam from Ha Lejone to Bokong at the dam wall and a few other lakes around.

Fishing in the rivers is restricted for the winter months of May to August for Trout and November to January for yellow fish where cash and release is recommended to allow for spawning. Fishing is however still allowed in the dams during this period, though for sustainable fishing it is encouraged and fish below 350cm be released back into the water while which a daily limit of 4 fish per angler per day is set.

Motebong lodge hosts fishing throughout the year as the lodge has its own frontage of the dam and thus a wlaking distance from the chalets. In summer when fishing is allowed in the rivers, Motebong is within easy access of three good fishing rivers – up-stream Malibamatso river about feom 4 kilometres, Bokong river which flows into Katse dam 1 kilometer from the lodge and Matsoku above the weir collecting water to transfer to Katse Dam above 20 kilometres downstream from the lodge.

Fishing permits are required for fishing in the rivers and dams in the country. These can be bought at lodge for M50 (R50 equivalent) per month and M200 per year and are valid for fishing throughout the country.

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