Date of Report: Monday, 2nd December 2019
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Name: Peter Arderne
Phone: 0118823051


According to John Hunter of the Village Angler many of the dams in the district are still low despite the odd good showers that have fallen. More worrying is the high water temperature resulting from the persistent heat wave. It is hoped that the cooler temperatures and rain that is predicted from Wednesday onwards will improve conditions. Water is being released from the club’s Jansen’s Dam to provide enough water in the Municipality’s Town Dam which is at a very low level.


Renovations been completed and the grounds are looking great. New members joined and we are very excited as the club is finding it's feet. The Willow Dam outlet has been repaired, filled and restocked. Fishing catches is up, members and visitors can enjoy some great fishing. The visitors and picknick area new braai build. Not to mention the campsites bathrooms with new geysers and face-lift. Contact is at And the site foreman Sarel Bredell 0827346304. Day tickets may be purchased at R150,00 with FOSAF card holders paying a reduced rate of R130,00.


Werner Wessels, chairman of the local club (, states that the Sabie catchment received some good rain, but the water in the river is still low and murky but certainly fishable. They are planning to stock before the holidays providing conditions are suitable. Work has been done on clearing the banks to make the river more accessible. The ladies team who will represent SA at the Commonwealth Championships did a practice on the river on 23 November and were very positive about the fishing. Day and 3-day permits for the Sabie are available at Merry Pebbles Holiday Resort and Ligna Lodge. Unfortunately, Big Sky Fishing and Outdoor has closed down. 

The Blyde is still closed for fishing and although the rainy season has commenced the club is still negotiating with the timber company as to when anglers may have access to the river.


A Machadodorp Glenshee Club Dam