Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - S.E. Mpumulanga/KZN

Date of Report: Tuesday, 25th January 2022
Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

SE Mpumalanga.

Horst has advised that as the yellows are spawning, he has halted fishing until March/April when breeding has ceased and the rivers, which are in spate anyway and are very discoloured, clear again. It should be a good spawn as the bass population has been reduced by encouraging his clients to remove where possible this top predator. After several years of good flow, the local rivers are carrying a healthy population both smallscale and largescales and next year’s late autumn and winter season should be great.

Northern Natal.

Carl Freese of the Tugela Fishing company says that the Tugela tributaries, even the upper streams, are on the high side and need to fine down a bit for good fishing. In the meantime, he is focussing his guiding on Sterkfontein Dam where the fishing should be improving as the weather seems to be settling down after several months of stormy weather.

Southern Natal.

Karl Adensgaard (082 4558818) reports that the middle Umkomaas is in flood at present, and it may take more than a couple of weeks to become fishable again providing the very heavy rains of this summer ease up at last.


Natal yellowfish or scaly