|Date of Report: Wednesday, 12th September 2018|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
The annual AFFC fund-raiser will be held on Sat. 29th Sept followed by the AGM on the 30th at Gubu Dam. This should attract a good crowd as Gubu has been fishing very well and the good mix of trout which includes browns adds to the attraction. Although this dam is not considered a trophy dam there are plenty of rainbows in the 45 – 48cm range. At the moment the dam is full, clear and still nice and cool.
Apparently fishing pressure on Maden is much lower. Average size of rainbows is generally bigger than Gubu. The water is still clear despite recent rain.
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 has been restocked now, both by Martin Davies and also by the owner. However, although it was thought that the low and warm water conditions in the drought of 2 years ago had killed off all the older stock a good number of large rainbows appeared to have survived and are giving good sport.
A brownie from Gubu Dam – photo by Dean Stoltz.