|Date of Report: Tuesday, 20th March 2018|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
Following good rains both dams are overflowing and despite this and the cooler weather the surface temperatures are still on the warm side and most fish are being taken fairly far down. It would be best to wait until April when the waters cool down sufficiently and there is more surface activity.
These dams are well stocked as a result of a very comprehensive stocking policy over the last 4 years, and the talking point at the moment is the good growth rate of the browns which were put into Gubu last year.
For Gubu contact Edward Truter at Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org 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/.
We hear that this very productive water has been restocked now so give it another year or so. The trout population was decimated in the last drought and heatwave when water as released for downstream users.
Gubu in the autumn – photo by Kim Nair