FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Wednesday, 15th August 2018
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Name: Wolf Avni
Phone: 033 701 1511

Dad is away in the Khalahari at the moment so here is my report:

“We had some lovely rain on the night of the 10th, measuring 55mm down here and quite a bit more estimated in the catchment, which has put us in good stead for the next couple of months. Water temps have been fluctuating between 8,5 and 11 degrees celsius.

Fishing has been somewhat slow with underwater visibility measuring around 4m before the rain, forcing us onto 6x tippet, which makes its tricky to land anything substantial.

On top of that the traditional August north-westerly has been a regular occurrence, making it rather difficult for the anglers to spend a lot of time on the water.

The last few days have been quite warm and we’ve been seeing spring slowly creeping in with some late afternoon hatches on the still afternoons, leading to a whirlpool of feeding fish in the surface layer. Hopefully September sees the back of the winds and some more time can be spent out on the water.”


Jack Avni


Rivers open on Sept 1. The Lotheni by Rex Fey.