Flyfishing report: Saltwater - Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Monday, 19th February 2024
Name: Ruben Schoeman
Email: rubenmschoeman@gmail.com
Phone: 079 793 8169

Swartkops

Ruben states that the system looks good although there is algal growth in the upper reaches, possibly due to the hot weather and stronger than normal freshwater inflow.

Good numbers of kob including big ones have been taken near the month. Unfortunately, the bait anglers are not keening on releasing them. Grunters have not been as prolific as they were in Nov/Dec while the fly anglers have been targeting leervis, and some large specimens have been caught, but the high winds have made it difficult for flyfishing. The occurrence of of skipjack, another flyrod favourite has been variable.

Kromme.

The flyrod boys have done quite well with grunter in this estuary.

Gamtoos & Sundays Rivers.

Fishing in these two estuaries has been poor, possibly because there is still a strong flow of freshwater coming in.

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A leervis being released – photo by Chris Schoultz.