FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Tuesday, 26th February 2019
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

Seems like the month of Feb has been slow on the fly fishing front.

I do have reports of bonitos that were caught off shore at Mossel Bay again. And I am sure the anglers had a lot of fun setting hooks into those little torpedos as they dart and run ferociously once hooked.

Small grunter also fell to the fly at Kleinbrak River, it seems that the larger fish were just two skittish.

Sedgefield mouth has closed up again that will make targeting grunter just a tad harder, but the garrick still came to the fly rather easily, poppers and flippers doing the damage. Top water always being the preferred method for garrick, nothing like a smash on your fly before the line gets pulled tight.

Knysna delivered a few garrick and a mullet. The grunter and kob are also here in nice numbers, but none were caught on fly this month.

Goukamma mouth is still open and though there are plenty of grunter and kob caught via conventional tackle none have been landed by fly fishermen who have done their utmost to tag a few. Garrick were also targeted and successfully landed.

Sedgefield and Natures valley were rather quiet with a few garrick caught on fly.


Small grunter from Klein Brak


Sunset over Kynsna with the Ashmead channel in the foreground