FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - S.E. Mpumulanga/KZN

Date of Report: Tuesday, 1st October 2019
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Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

SE Mpumalanga

As the yellows (large and smallscale) are starting to move into spawning mode this will be the last weekend that Horst will fish until autumn when the spawning season is over, and the rivers clear after the summer rains. Horst says that this winter season has been one of the best ever. Although the rivers are very low now they started the autumn with good flows after late rains. Then he has had exclusive use to certain sections of river which have responded well to good management. Also, they have removed large numbers of bass from the rivers.

Unfortunately, the Assegai below the town remains heavily polluted but there are other sections of the river and its tributaries which are in good condition.

Northern KZN

Carl Freese (083 2260810) says that the Tugela tributaries are very low and clear, but there are good scalys moving up from the dams into the lower pools of the streams while the smaller fish are moving even further up.


Jan Korrubel of the Kingfisher in Maritzburg (083 9933870) reports that the yellowfish sections of rivers like the Mooi and Bushmans are very low. Most of the yellowfishing at the moment is being done on the Umkomaas in Southern KZN which us fishing very well.

Southern KZN.

Conditions on the middle Umkomaas are perfect at the moment. Water is clear, flows are good for spring before the rains and yellows are moving into the rapids. A recent clinic organised for the NFFC produced excellent results.