FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Winterberg & Stormberg

Date of Report: Wednesday, 13th March 2019
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Name: Martin Davies
Email: flyfishdavies@gmail.com
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423

WINTERBERG
Martin states that he is still waiting for a report from Thrift which has dropped well below the 50% level. However, it has rained in the area, but really heavy rain is now needed to get the levels up significantly, but fishing in the very large piece of water continues to be good. On the other side of the Winterberg at Redcliffe they have recorded good rain so we expect those dams which were reasonably full to be at adequate levels.

Somet 30000 fingerlings were stocked from the Ventnor hatchery in the last couple of months so all in all a very successful season especially under difficult circumstances.

STORMBERG (Queenstown & districts)

The Queenstown Fly Fishers Club chairman, Reg Morgan (082 7033489 & 045-8381854) reports that all their stillwaters were closed in January and were re-opened on 1st March to reduce losses due to catch & release while water temperatures were high. Since then the fishing has been excellent but they do need more rain although 75ml fell in Queenstown over the weekend. As the falls have been patchy it is not known whether all the trout dams benefitted

Comprehensive stocking from the Ventnor hatchery was carried out in January in all the dams with a total of 7500 fingerlings released.

The date for the annual Gathering for 2019 has been set for 3 to 5 July.

The club website is at http://www.qffc.co.za/.

SOMERSET EAST

Alan Hobson reports that 30 ml rain fell in the town over the weekend, but they do need more. However, the fishing at Moutain Dam has been brilliant with several >2kg rainbows being taken, the largest of which was 2,9kg. The upper Little Fish which is stocked with trout is not running and this is a concern, but the Glenavon dams and the waterfall area of the Naudes River is fishable. Alan has cleared a section of the Little Fish below the town which gives very good yellowfishing. It would be a good idea for anglers to contact the Bankberg Club Chairman, Alan Hobson, 082 4422884, to discuss fishing options before making the long journey to come and fish the area.