FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Winterberg & Stormberg

Date of Report: Monday, 12th August 2019
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Name: Martin Davies
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423

Thrift is well down as it has been a dry winter and water is being drawn off for the irrigation farmers downstream. The level is down to 30% of less but despite this it continues to fish well with plenty of fish in the 1,3kg to 2kg class.

At Redcliffe some of the dams are dropping but the levels are still quite good. Note that anglers can now hire accommodation at the cottage close to Ventnor Dam

STORMBERG (Queenstown & districts)

The Queenstown Fly Fishers Club chairman, Reg Morgan (082 7033489 & 045-8381854) reports that despite the drought the dam levels are still surprisingly good and the dams continue to fish very well, especially Uncle George’s and Pine Grove. The new cottage available at Birds River has proved very popular for visitors fishing the local dams. Rhodes University have collected ova from the local dams and it is hoped that the resultant fry and fingerlings will be available for stocking after the failures of the last two years.

Next month the committee will inspect the dams which were stocked last year with brown fingerlings and they willalso visit the new dam in the Molteno area which they fertilised with chicken manure to stimulate weed growth.

A promising feature is the growth in the club with new members signing up every month.

The club website is at


Alan Hobson states that it is very dry and rain is badly needed. However, Mountain Dam continues to fish well, the nearby Shelton dams which have recently opened for fishing and the Glen Avon waters are also in good form. There is some concern about the waterfall on the Naude’s River which is at a very low level.