Date of Report: Tuesday, 19th March 2019
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Name: Brian Clark
Phone: 082 537 3285

Although Port Elizabeth’s main storage dams are very low all our local dams where we fish are about 95% full and these include Sand River, Bulk and Churchill. However, at this time of year it is all bass fishing as it is still too warm for trout. There is concern about the future of stocking trout in dams like Sand River and Bulk and even Van Stadens which has recently been dredged. The brown trout fingerlings being reared at Ventnor died and with the Rhodes University hatchery no longer operating effectively there is a problem sourcing yearlings which we require for Sand River which also has bass.

We are planning outings at the moment, and the majority of our club members have voted for local destinations as the price of fuel has made distant venues less attractive. There fore on March 31 the club will have an outing to the local Sand River Dam but there will bbe a trip organized to the famous Thrift Dam in the Winterberg over the weekend of May 3 to 5.

Our local club, the Eastern Province Freshwater Fishing Conservancy, now has a website which you can visit at


Sand River Dam