FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - North Eastern Cape Highlands

Date of Report: Friday, 4th October 2019
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Name: Dave Walker
Phone: 082 475 5775


Dave Walker reports that the rivers are extremely low as it was a dry winter with virtually no snow.  He advises would-be visitors to first check with him before they make the trip to Rhodes if they wish to do some fishing.

On the other hand the lake up at Tiffendell with a self-sustaining population of rainbows while Basie Vosloo’s dam near Moshesh’s Ford is also available.

Maclear & Ugie.

All the streams are very low and in any case those in the forestry areas only open for fishing after the first good rains due to the fire hazard.

Although the dams in the forestry areas will be closed until the first rains the club still has access to about 12 dams which have been well stocked and are fishing well.

Barkly East

Andrew Clark reports they held the Junior National Championships a week ago. Despite the very low condition of the waters just over 900 fish were caught, mainly trout and yellows. Most of the fishing was done in the larger pools of the Langkloof and Kraai as the smaller streams are down to a trickle. Also fished was the club’s dam at Happy Valley where the largest trout landed was a 68cm monster. A few browns were also taken in the Langkloof and Kraai which indicates that this species must be breeding in these rivers.

Day tickets at R150,00 are available from Andrew Clark at 084 5166471 or

Lady Grey

The Karringmelkspruit in the Lupela Lodge like all the streams in this area is extremely low.


The Langkloof River