|Date of Report: Monday, 22nd July 2019|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
Gubu has dropped to about 75% or a metre below the overflow but there is still plenty of water in this large dam. Although some fish are in spawning mode there were some good catches last weekend. Although there are plenty of stockies around in the 30 to 35cm class some larger rainbows were taken plus one good brownie.
Maden which is full and adequately stocked, but the dam is quite weedy which is normal for autumn and a float tube will advisable.
For Gubu contact Edward Truter at Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org or 078 1141669 or alternatively Ryan Smith at 078 0199967. For Maden Dam it is Dean Stoltz of Target Line at 043 7265133 or go to the website at www.amatolaflyfishingclub.co.za.
Most of the visitors to this picturesque venue are hikers but there is some interesting trout fishing as well. The Cata River contains wild browns, small in the forested upper reaches but larger in the bottom section. The nearby Mnyameni Dam contains plenty of pan sized wild rainbows so light tackle is required for angling. For more go to http://www.cata.org.za/fly-fishing/.
Martin Davies reports that this large dam on the western side of the Hogsback is full and has completely recovered from the drought of 2017 when it dropped to a very low level. Since then it has been comprehensively restocked and there are plenty of 1,5kg rainbows being caught.
A Gubu brownie