Dirk Ackerman

Dirk Ackerman – Chairman

An ardent conservationist, Dirk is not only our trusted advisor but also the chairman of the Endangered Wildlife Trust who campaigns for the protection of our indigenous fish species, catchments areas, wetlands and waterways. Dirk has been privileged to angle for a huge variety of species ranging from Bonefish to Mahseer. He has fished at venues including New Zealand’s North and South Island, Australia, Tasmania, Florida, Colorado, Maine, Canada, various sections of the Zambezi River, India, Mexico, many of the outer atolls of the Seychelles, Kenya, Bom Bom Island, Malawi, the Maldives, Bassas da India, the Amazon, Argentina, Chile, Germany…the list simply goes on and on. E-Mail: dirk@flycastaway.com

Where it all started 

Dirk was introduced to fly fishing by his grandfather, a naturalist who instilled the values of environmental protection at an early age. Fishing has become a way of life for him and he has managed to successfully engineer his favourite pastime into his business activities.

My Passion

My passion for the fishing tourism industry is aimed at broadening the base of environmentally sensitive fisherman by creating access to the world’s most pristine and productive fishing locations.