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Fred Steynberg (Frederik)

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Guide at a Glance

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  • Locations

    Lusaka, Rhodes, Van der Kloof, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Lesotho, South Africa, Zambia

  • Activities

    Fishing, Fly Fishing, River Fishing

  • Guiding Experience

    32 years

  • Languages

    Afrikaans, English

  • Awards

    Represented South Africa in the World Fly Fishing Championship in Sweden, 2001. Lifetime Achievement award by F.O.S.A.F. (Federation of South African Fly Fishers).

  • Favorite Trip

    Lesotho, orange river and Seychelles trips.

Guide Bio

Fred Steynberg of ‘Linecasters’ has been fly fishing for 25 years, much of this time spent on the clear mountain rivers of Lesotho and Rhodes (Eastern Cape, South Africa) targeting trout and small-mouth yellowfish. Fred guides numerous trips within the most favoured seasons on the Vanderkloof dam on the great Orange River system, South Africa, for smallmouth and the magical, indigenous largemouth yellowfish. Fred sets up and guides annual trips to unforgettable, exotic destinations such as Zambia and Mozambique for tiger fish, Angola targeting giant tarpon and giant threadfin, to Seychelles’ outer islands for bonefish, triggerfish, bumphead parrotfish, GT’s, to mention some of the most coveted species on the Linecasters calender.

Fred has over time established himself as one of the most experienced fly fishing guides in Southern Africa and has an impressive and expansive knowledge of both salt and fresh water fly fishing species and their habitats. Fred prides himself on his ability to educate and tutor clients thus equipping them to catch their dream specimen on fly.

Fred Steynberg (Frederik)'s Reviews

  • Jade dos Santos

    My family has fished with Fred from the salt flats to the high mountains of Lesotho. He is incredible hospitable, knowledgable, and great company, making him a pleasure to spend time on the water with.

    He is a fantastic teacher, and works to help improve his clients fishing, sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge.

    Looking forward to many more exciting experiences and good laughs with him in the future.

    Thanks Fred!

  • Phillip Hardy Burmeister

    I’ve had the privilege of having Fred as a guide on two occasions now, and if there is one thing about Fred that stands out it’s his wealth of knowledge. Not to mention his passion for fly fishing.
    I’ve learnt so much from Fred and his encouragement and willingness to share really is a pleasure. This combined with a humble person who knows his way around nature and water is a pure pleasure.
    Fred has made each of our trips truly memorable! Thanks Fred!


Linecasters is South Africa's Premier Fly Fishing Guide Operation since 1995, specialising in stream fly fishing for trout and indigenous small and largemouth yellowfish, still water fishing, fly fishing for tigerfish and salt water species. Principal guide Fred Steynberg has fished for the South African National Team and is a R.E.F.F.I.S qualified guide. We consider ourselves fly fishing purists within the sport and endeavour while searching for trophy specimens, to teach our clients and to have a blast!

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