Flyfishing report: Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Wednesday, 7th February 2024
Name: Chris Green
Phone: 0826363985

Chris Green of the Underberg Himeville Trout Fishing Club reports that the rains have eased off and it has been very hot at times, so much so that the committee is considering closing some of the dams until autumn. This follows reports that high water temperatures are stressing trout in a couple of dams thus making fishing very difficult and catch and release almost impossible. The rivers are flowing well but there has been little fishing recently although the upper waters such as the Cobham Reserve might be worth a visit. However, the outlook for the autumn/winter period is good as the summer rains so far have kept streams flowing well and the dams have been well stocked.

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Finelands Dam, Underberg district.