|Date of Report: Wednesday, 6th November 2019|
|Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729
Eastern Free State
As is the case in most of the summer rainfall areas the situation is critical. The Klein Caledon is down to a trickle and most of the privately-owned trout dams are very low and some have not been restocked. The same applies to the Townlands Dam at Clarens which is managed by the club as wew do not have the R10 000,00 required to restock this water.
The Ash River has been closed for maintenance which has put the trout population at risk, but in any case, as Katse Dam is down to 13,5% it is unlikely that water will flow down this water course for some time.
The TCFF Sterkfontein Experience which is one of the premier yellowfish events will be held this weekend. But because of the low level of Katse and Vaal Dam I believe they will start releasing water from Sterkfontein which will have a detrimental effect on yellowfishing at this popular venue.
Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette.
Due to the very dry conditions in Lesotho the opening of the fishing season at Makhangoa Community resort has been postponed from the normal November 1 date to December 1. With the good rains predicted for next week it is hoped that that December fishing will as good as in previous years with a strong migration of yellows up the Bokong with the odd trout making up the catch.
A Lesotho stream