FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Monday, 11th March 2019
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Name: Bruce Taylor
Phone: 0845850508

At present the rivers are unfishable. In February the district had over 200ml rain and last week the river levels had started to drop, but we then had 40ml over the weekend so the rivers are still in spate. Providing the rains ease off from now on the rivers should be fishable within the next 10 days. At least the wetlands and fountains have been replenished and we can look forward to a good April/May period until the streams close from end-May until September 1.

The dams of course are overflowing and are cooling down after a very hot January when water temperatures reached 24°C. 42 rods fished our dams in January catching 85 trout, the largest being 4,2kg. Rod pressure was down in Feb with 14 rods taking 30 fish from our club dams with a 58cm rainbow from Coxhill being the largest.