|Date of Report: Tuesday, 12th February 2019|
|Name: Louis de Jager (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
We have had some unseasonal rain and it has been quite cool and a few of us have been catching trout which is unusual for this time of year in the Western Cape. In fact, two weekends ago when the CPS members collected at least 100 bags of rubbish from our beloved Smalblaar River environs most of us got drenched. The upper reaches of this system, the Elandspad and the upper Smalblaar have fished quite well and even the lower river which is usually far too warm in Feb produced a trout or two while it is pleasing to hear that plenty of small smallmouth bass were also removed from this section.
In addition, it is great to report that the Holsloot has also fished well of late. In a recent report a CPS member took 2 rainbows of 14” to 16” and 8 smaller fish.
Elandspad - photo by Tim Rolston