FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Western Cape

Date of Report: Thursday, 16th September 2021
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Name: Vikki Geldenhuys (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Email: cpsoc@telkomsa.net
Phone: 081 826 0835

Vikki Geldenhuys, the new secretary of the CPS reports that bookings for beats in the first week or so following the opening of the rivers has been quite slow as many members were aware that river levels were very high. It was surprising to hear that the Holsloot was also high as it is a manged with the Stetynskloof Dam at the headwaters. However, with little rain in the past week bookings are picking up sharply with most people opting for the Smalblaar and Elandspad sections.

However, none of this is bad news as this is the second year in a row of good winter rains and late rains which means that fish have spawned well under these favourable conditions, and a with regular showers this spring the fishing should remain excellent well into the summer. Unfortunately, the Bains Pass road remains closed for repairs, so nobody has been up to the Witte to see if the brown trout population has recovered from the devastating drought and heat of several years ago.

Apparently, the lottery for fishing on the popular Jan du Toit’s stream near Worcester has been completed and the members who have been fortunate to win the early slots have been advised.

With the opening of the rivers the bookings for Lakenvlei Dam have dropped off but fishing should remain good for the next month or so as it has been restocked and the level today stands at 92% which is the highest it has been for many a year.

 

BOOKINGS FOR THE CPS.
Bookings can be made by contacting the secretary:

  • The new WhatsApp number: 081 826 0835
  • Or by calling the landline number: 021 424 7725  

Bookings will only be taken during office hours: Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.
No bookings will be taken over the weekend.
Members are kindly reminded:

  • To insist on confirmation when booking a beat.
  • To have the relevant documentation with you to present to Cape Nature officials
  • To familiarise yourself with where you’re going before heading out
  • Masks and social distancing are still obligatory.

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Jan du Toit’s