FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Monday, 9th September 2019
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

Although the Townlands Dam has been refilled and is looking good the Clarens Club does not have sufficient funds to restock this water as it costs about R10 000,00 for a worthwhile load of trout.

The Ash River which carries the Katse Dam water to the Vaal system is believed to be due to be closed down for maintenance for 60 days, but the reason may well be that the dam itself is down to 19% and the closure may be to reserve what little water is left in the dam. Needless to say the Lesotho rivers are extremely low after a winter with little snow.

I had a look at the Metsi Matso resort on what used to be the Swartwater reservoir, a dam that produced some very large rainbows. I was unable to ascertain whether the dam is adequately stocked

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette.

The season for trout fishing in Lesotho closed at the end of April and Tourette’s

Makhangoa Community resort is now closed and reopens on November 1.


The Klein Caledon