|Date of Report: Thursday, 3rd October 2019|
|Name: Louis de Jager (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
The Smalblaar system which includes the main tributary, the Elandspad, and the lower Molenaar beats is fishing superbly. One angler caught and released 70 rainbows in one day. Following the good winter rains more showers fell in the last 10 days which has kept the streams flowing well and the temperatures down. With the excellent fishing in this system there have been few reports from the Holsloot, and the Witte which is still suffering from the previous drought has produced very little.
Fishing at the Lakenvlei Dam at Ceres has been surprisingly slow despite the recent stocking.
At the 2019 National Youth Championships held in Barkly East this last week the Boland youth team came out tops while the national champion award went to Martiens Maritz of Limpopo province. The waters of course were low as the summer rains had not started. The competition was held on the Langkloof and Kraai where both trout and yellows were caught and at the Happy Valley trout dam.
Molenaars – photo by Tim Ralston