FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Monday, 16th July 2018
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Name: Andre Burger
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Eastern Free State

It has been a very cold winter in the Clarens area but not much snow has fallen on the nearby hills although the Malutis in Lesotho have had heavy falls which will be good for the Lesotho streams. Our Klein Caledon is flowing moderately well and most sections have been closed for the spawning season as this stream suffered badly during the last drought.

All the private trout dams are full but the municipal Townlands Dam at Clarens which has not been refilled for many months after the municipality almost emptied it. Despite this some trout which were stocked in late 2017 have survived and a few large fish have been taken.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

The camp closed for fishing on May 1 but some good sport was had for both rainbows and yellows in the estuary of the Bokong where it flows into the Katse Dam. The last few months of the season saw all the rivers flowing well following the good late season rains. There have been fairly good snowfalls so far this winter so when the camp reopens in November it is hoped that the river will be in good condition.

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A Lesotho stream