FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Winterberg & Stormberg

Date of Report: Wednesday, 15th August 2018
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Name: Martin Davies
Email: flyfishdavies@gmail.com
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423

WINTERBERG

Thrift is still low at about 40% but seems to be maintaining its level. To give you an idea of the surface area that remains it will still take you an hour and a half to walk around it.

The fishing remains excellent with most daily bags being 8 – 20 fish per rod averaging about 2kg

At Redcliffe all three dams are looking good but few have fished there over the last 6 months recently as Mathew Morgan and his growing family have been moving to the large Redcliffe house which up to now has been available to visitors. The cottage at Ventnor which is being renamed Redcliffe cottage is now available for visitors and it is within walking distance of the Ventnor dam it will thus be more suitable for anglers.

Theaden Dam will be stocked with browns shortly.

STORMBERG (Queenstown & districts)

The Queenstown Fly Fishers Club chairman, Reg Morgan (082 7033489 & 045-8381854) reports that they are going through a golden period. Dams are full because irrigation has not commenced, and the water is very clear.

Plenty of good fish are being taken and a committee member released a > 70cm 2 weeks ago. The 2000 brown fingerlings which arrived were only 50 cm in size and they were placed in a virgin 1 ha dam with no older fish and they can then be netted at a later stage and redistributed to other club dams.

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

SOMERSET EAST

Alan Hobson reports:

“We have had a little rain of about 15mm on the eastern side of the mountains and snow, securing, Mountain dam, Charlton waters, Glen Avon, the Naude’s River and Bestershoek. Fishing has been great in these waters, a fish of 63cm came out of Vlei Dam at Glen Avon and in the other waters catches are up to 1,8kg regularly. Buffelshoek and the Little Fish River remain under threat as they have had very little rain, 5mm at the most meaning that the fountains are extremely weak. We stocked Kareerbosch Dam in Cradock in June but they have had no rain and the snow did not really make any difference to the water levels.

I have done some serious bush clearing on the Little Fish River and secured a small stretch of the Little Fish River that produces yellowfish all year”.

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FOSAF National chairman fishing at Bestershoek, Somerset East