|Date of Report: Tuesday, 18th September 2018|
|Name: Peter Arderne
According to John Hunter of the Village Angler the fishing, like August has been quite hard most of the time. The strong August winds have continued well into September but most of the area had a welcome downpour a couple of weeks ago of between 25 and 35ml but there was virtually no run off as it has been a dry winter. The Crocodile River above the village is very low but most dam levels are still good.
There have been good caddis hatches so caddis patterns, Rabs and Humpies have done well and as usual Wooly buggers and red damsels have proved popular
At the TFFC waters (www.tffc.co.za) just over 500 brownies averaging 550g were stocked in Dams 1,2, 3, 5 and 6 and these are already showing up in the catch returns.
The very popular Elandskloof Trout Festival at Combrinks will be held this year on 5 to 7 October with the competition on the Saturday. Good prizes and great food which includes a brunch and a 3-course dinner at the prize giving. A few places are still open so book at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 071 6987845.
According to club chairman, Werner Wessels, the river is very low at the moment and it is almost impossible to fish during the day. However, if one’s approach is careful at sunset a dry fly is very productive as the fish move out into the main stream and start to rise to the evening hach.
One of the many dams at Elandskloof