FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Friday, 19th March 2021
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

Both the Klein Caledon and the Ash River (outflow from Katse) are still too discoloured to fish. The local trout dams are full but probably need another couple of weeks to cool down. To our knowledge none of these dams are open to day ticket anglers and one must book accommodation to be allowed to fish. Possibly the best bet is Sediba Lodge.

In the meantime the main focus has been on yellowfishing at Sterkfontein Dam although the cooler weather is heralding the end of the Sterkies season.

Lesotho report from Keith at African Waters.

The yellowfish in the lower beats have pretty much all headed back to the dam.  But sublime sight fishing conditions on the upper beats with technical fishing to big female yellowfish that will stay up there until the first frosts.

The dam is up to 79%, the highest it has been since April 2015. The rainbows on the upper Bokong are getting active, and soon as the temps drop, we expect a good trout season in the Bokong/Katse confluence. There are incredible amounts of baitfish in the Bokong Katse confluence, the margins are literally alive with small fry, so the trout are going to feed very well once they get active.

We have the dates 1st – 10th April (including easter weekend) open -  full camp  at a  self-catering special of R400/n (ideally suited to 2 -3 couples of two families – 4 x  double rondavel).


A rainbow from the Bokong