FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Thursday, 12th March 2020
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

The fly fishing focus is still on Sterkfontein Dam where the water temps are still warm, but the yellowfishing will come to an end when the cooler weather arrives. Another popular place for yellowfishing amongst the locals is the Liebenbergsvlei River below the Saulspoort Dam (now called Sol Plaatjie Dam).
There is no news about the Klein Caledon which suffered badly in the drought and trout numbers were affected. Due to a shortage of funds the Townlands Dam at Clarens has not been restocked but all the local trout dams are full and some offer good fishing.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette.

The fly fishing season at the Makhangoa Community was postponed until December 1 due to a very dry early summer. Very good rains arrived from December onwards and the yellows commenced their upstream migration in the Bokong River and apparently they are still large numbers in the river so this destination is having a bumper season. From April the yellows start dropping back into Katse Dam and with the cooler weather the trout fishing starts in earnest. Katse, which dropped down to 13% is now filling up again and currently stands at about 40%


The Bokong River