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

Date of Report: Thursday, 15th February 2024
Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

SE Mpumalanga.

Horst has ceased fishing for yellows as the fish are now in spawning mode. He will probably only resume fishing in late autumn providing the water is clear enough as they have had heavy rains during this summer period. However, there are some very good bass and tilapia dams available in this part of the world.

Northern Natal, the Midlands & Southern KZN.

In the northern ‘Berg the middle Tugela and its main tributaries are still too dirty but the upper tributaries close to the trout zone are very fishable.

Reports from Jan Korrubel at Angler Fish (0839933870) in PMB and Michael Ardensgaard (0716735927) state that the middle Umkomaas in the Ixopo/Richmond that the popular middle Umkomaas has been high dirty for some time but is now dropping and starting to clear but in the meantime its tributaries are fishing very well if you don’t mind catching smaller fish.


Natal yellowfish (Scaly) from a Tugela tributary.