Flyfishing report: Trout - Mpumalanga

Date of Report: Thursday, 29th February 2024
Name: Peter Arderne
Phone: 0118823051



Not surprisingly John Hunter at the Village Angler reports that fishing has been very slow with temperatures reaching the low thirties at times which means that water temperatures are not conducive for trout fishing. Fortunately, there has been quite a bit of rain over the last month, so dam levels are still good. Best option is to wait for the cooler weather which usually sets in in late March. Tickets for day fishing are available at the Village Angler for Dullstroom Fly Fishing Association’s Jansens dam while Mavungana in Dullstroom has day ticket waters also for their Laverpa dams.


Werner Wessels, chairman of the club at ( states that there has been quite a bit of bush clearing along the Sabie River which is flowing well despite the hot weather. A very nice brownie was taken in the Sabie recently (photo below) while the river is also stocked with rainbows and there are some indigenous chiselmouths present. Day tickets may be purchased at Merry Pebbles and Uvuvi in Sabie or Angling and Outdoors in Nelspruit.

Note that the club will be holding an “Introduction to Sabie Trout Club Day” on 29 April. More information is available from Werner at 083 6771307.


Sabie River brownie.