Flyfishing report: Trout - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Wednesday, 5th January 2022
Name: Brian Clark
Phone: 082 537 3285

Although the city’s main water supply dam is still only at 18% the club’s 3 dams which they manage, and which are in the coastal area are full to overflowing. Bulk River Dam was restocked last month and recently a 1,5kg rainbow was taken from this water. Fishing at Upper van Staden’s has been slow, possibly because it is relatively shallow and warms up at this time of year. In theory now we are in mid-summer the bass should be active in Sand River Dam, but it has been surprisingly slow over the festive season. This dam has not been restocked with trout for several years due to the unavailability of yearlings which are required because of the presence of bass.

Both upper van Staden’s and Bulk River dams were restocked last month.


A good rainbow from Bulk River Dam