|Date of Report: Friday, 5th July 2019|
|Name: Louis de Jager (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
The rivers of course are now closed until Sept 1 and if the good rains continue they should be in fine fettle when the season re-opens on Sept 1.
Most of the action is now out at Lakenvlei Dam in the Ceres district. The dam level is rising steadily, and the water is crystal, crystal clear. Most of the fish are being taken on sinking lines with patterns like Wooly buggers and of course egg patterns fished deep. What is exciting is that many of the fish coming out are 55-60cm in good condition. Last weekend Louis took some youngsters from the Boland FFA junior team on a social outing and although the fishing was difficult most caught, and a couple of the kids did very well. Then a few days ago 2 members on a 2-day visit took 18 rainbows which is good fishing anywhere in the world.
Closer to home La Ferme near Franshoek also provides winter fishing in their well- stocked four ponds and this venue is recommended for the elderly and infirm. It is also suitable for wheelchair anglers, some who are very keen flyfishers.
One of the big rainbows taken by the Boland FFA youngsters at Lakenvlei