FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Winterberg & Stormberg

Date of Report: Thursday, 8th March 2018
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Name: Martin Davies
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423


Thrift was low in early February but good rains in the form of heavy downpours have been falling in the last 2 weeks and if these continue this will make a major difference to the level of this big water which when full is about 300ha. The fishing through February has been remarkably good with all anglers reporting good catches. Water temperatures have been low for this time of year and when Martin restocked the surface temperature was down to 19°C.

At Redcliffe all three dams are overflowing and Ventnor is a bit discoloured but the other 2 remain clear. Theaden, the smallest dam, has not been fished for a long time which is a pity because it is well stocked.

STORMBERG (Queenstown & districts)

The club chairman, Reg Morgan (082 7033489 & 045-8381854) reports that they have had excellent rains and virtually all their dams are now full and the large Pine Grove Dam is nearing the overflow level. This bodes well for the Queenstown Club annual gathering which will be held from 5 to 7 July.

The club is now seeking fingerlings for re-stocking all their waters.

The club website is at


Alan Hobson is guiding at Sterkfontein sent us this report:

“Thanks to the rain all our waters are now full including the Cradock waters. I stocked all the Somerset East waters last week. Mountain dam is fishing superbly as are Glen Avon, the Naudes River and Bestershoek waters. Whilst I have stocked the Little Fish River and the Buffelshoek dams they won't be productive most of this year until the fish grow out to catchable size. The bass and yellows are still on.”

For more information, phone Alan Hobson at 042-2433440 or visit the website at,6.html.


A typical Thrift rainbow