|Date of Report: Saturday, 13th October 2018|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
As there were not sufficient people attending on Saturday 29th September the AGM was cancelled so the existing committee for the Amatola Fly Fishing Club remains in place. Those who attended therefore fished as the dam was full, nice and clear and still cool. As has been the case for the last couple of years the dam is still fishing well. At least 5 browns were released and the rainbows averaged about 42cm but at least five > 50cm rainbows were taken.
Apparently fishing pressure on Maden is much lower. Average size of rainbows is generally bigger than Gubu. The water is still clear and cool.
For Gubu contact Edward Truter at Edward.email@example.com or 078 1141669 or alternatively Ryan Smith at 078 0199967. For Maden Dam it is Dean Stoltz of Target Line at 043 7265133 or go to the website at www.amatolaflyfishingclub.co.za.
Most of the visitors to this picturesque venue are hikers but there is some interesting trout fishing as well. The Cata River contains wild browns, small in the forested upper reaches but larger in the bottom section. The nearby Mnyameni Dam contains plenty of pan sized wild rainbows so light tackle is required for angling. For more go to http://www.cata.org.za/fly-fishing/.
This very productive water is full and looking good as the weed has died back after the recent snow and cold of early spring. As noted before it was thought that the low and warm water conditions in the drought of 2 years ago had killed off all the older stock but a good number of large rainbows appeared to have survived and are giving good sport. It has been restocked since the drought and Martin Davies stocked it 3 weeks ago with 150g rainbows from the Ventnor hatchery.
The Amatola Fly Fishing Clubhouse at Gubu Dam