Date of Report: Tuesday, 15th May 2018
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Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669

AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).

Gubu  & Maden dams.

Both these low altitude dams are cooling down quickly now and are clear and full. Devin Isemonger reports that Gubu is looking really good with plenty of rainbows in the 40 – 45 cm class while the browns which were introduced last year have grown out well and at his last visit he caught and released one of 40cm (see photo below) He predicts a good winter and spring season for this large dam.

He also visited Maden 3 weeks ago and although neither Gubu or Maden are renowned for large fish he took 3 rainbows of 5 to 6lb, see photo below.

For Gubu contact Edward Truter at 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


Devin was on this small stream a fortnight ago and found it flowing well and full of rainbows in the 15cm to 25cm range which gave good sport on light tackle.


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


This very productive water has been restocked now, both by Martin Davies and also by the owner, so give it another year or so and expect very good results as the dam has refilled after a period of very low water. The trout population was previously decimated in the last drought and heatwave when water as released for downstream users.


40 m brownie from Gubu


A 5.5kg rainbow from Maden.