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Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 464 5264
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Stop blaming the venues if you cant fish

People, please please stop blaming the venues if you can't catch a fish. Rather ask for advice, than blame everything else. I have being fishing at footloose for the last 7... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Johan F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

People, please please stop blaming the venues if you can't catch a fish. Rather ask for advice, than blame everything else. I have being fishing at footloose for the last 7 years and I always catch good size fish, at least 8 big ones for the day. My best fish caught recently at footloose is 18.4kg, It is not right... More 

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Thank Johan F
Johannesburg
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Footloose used to be a a very nice place for a lazy day fishing while the kids are swimming and jumping around. There is not enough fish in the dams anymore. The facilities are old, dilapidated and unkept. The place has lost its glory. It could do with a revamp and stocking up. The staff is very helpful though!

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Thank Masana C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Footloose trout farm used to be buzzing with people. I wonder if the fish levels are extremely low. Thats probably why nobody has been catching any fish recently. On the plus side its a nice relaxing peaceful place to soak up the sun. The staff are so helpful and always ready to go out of their way to assist regular... More 

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Thank Livashnee G
Tamarin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Unfourtunately footloose is not the venue it used to be. The stocking policy is misguided and according to the guy there , only done before winter. Not sure how they manage to make ends meet if they dont charge for fish caught and if there are no fish caught they are not making any money. The place could do with... More 

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2 Thank gabsou1
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I live very close to this place and frequemt her to test out new equipment. I can tell you that this place does not have any trout bass or kurper. Some dams have decent Carp in them. Its really a carp place save for once or twice in the winter months when they stock up with trout. The personel there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went through for the day. We have no idea about trout fishing and seasons and what not. We paid for adult entrance, rod hire and the trout bait. Very nice venue and very clean. After about an hour we go ask if we are fishing in the correct dam for trout and we were told that... More 

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3 Thank Seth J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I've been to footloose countless times. My last visit was on Saturday. A friend had chosen this place to host her farewell based on my recommendation. The venue was nice and peaceful and the braai facilities were good. The annoying part was the distinct lack of trout. Being a trout farm you would expect it to be stocked at all... More 

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1 Thank Rayan R
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

To be fair this is my regular for fly fishing. although I fish anywhere given the chance, this I s30 minutes from my house and usually delivers some good fun and a couple of trout. in 2013 they stocked a number of very large fish and this made for a interesting season as the fish lived throughout the season and... More 

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Thank Merlin K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

this place got me started on fly fishing great for all ages be careful of what you pull out you'r gonna pay for it Haven't been for a while maybe its time for a return visit

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Thank Allangreg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Lovely outing for boys. Close to Joburg. With helpful staff even moms can take the kids fishing ... great place to learn the art of fly fishing. You do catch fish ... you can hire equipment and there is a kiosk but you can bring your own picnic. Swimming pool for those very hot days.

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