|Date of Report: Friday, 26th July 2019|
|Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702
Horst limits his fishing mainly to the autumn and winter to avoid the spring and summer spawning period. This winter has been especially good as both the Phongola and Assegai are flowing well for this time of year and there are plenty of yellows around. These are mainly smallscale as the largescale become more active from now on.
Carl Freese (083 2260810) that the scalies in the upper tributaries of the upper Tugela are no longer feeding sufficiently in the very cold water to make fishing worthwhile. As is usual some of the fish have dropped back to the lower and deeper stretches
On the other hand, at Zingela on the middle Tugela in the Colenso area the fishing has been good with nice sized scalies coming out.
Karl Adensgaard states that the temperature of the middle Umkomaas is down to 10°C, but an angler using Czech technique caught a large number of scalies, some up to 50cm which is unusual for this river, and completely outfished anglers using conventional fly fishing tackle.
A smallscale yellowfish taken this week from the
Phongola by Duncan Moth