FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Tuesday, 21st November 2017
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Name: Gary Grobler
Phone: 0823520336

Much needed rain has finally fallen in our catchment areas but still remain too early to report on actual dam levels.

The coastal water temperature has been constant for the last 2 weeks and is sitting around the 18 -19 degree mark. With earlier sunrises and later sunsets those “putting in the hours” have been rewarded.

Some good blacktail have been taken on fly within the flat rocks reserve area.

Swartkops River – Plenty of small garrick and the occasional steenbras have succumbed to flippers and olive clousers . To those who do not know this river has been declared a National Marine Estuary. Despite this it was learned on 15 November 2017 that the Kelvin water treatment works is too small to cater for the amount of sewage currently processed and the surplus sewerage is pumped into the river. In this day and age this is not acceptable. This war has been ongoing and unless immediate action is taken this natural nursery will be lost. I am proposing  that FOSAF National not only be made aware but also put some pressure on the local authorities.

Latest news is that the upper sewage works is also discharging sewage into the river.

Kromme River – This river has been fishing really well the last month with some good garrick and shad taking the fly, therefore well worth the trip.




Mullet activity on the Swartkops