FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Monday, 7th May 2018
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

Sadly, the Townlands Dam at Clarens remains very low as the municipality have not refilled it so the trout which were stocked in late 2017 might not have survived. Elsewhere in the district the private dams are full but still a bit cloudy after the late season rains as is the Ash River (outflow from Katse) due to discolouration from the farmlands on the Free State side which have received heavy rain.

The Klein Caledon is looking good and with the good flow it is expected that the spawning will be good this winter as the population was knocked back by the trout. Some of the riparian owners close their stretches during the winter.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

The Makhangoa camp closed for fishing on May 1 but some good sport was had for both rainbows and yellows in the estuary of the Bokong where it flows into the Katse Dam. The last few months of the season saw all the rivers flowing well following the good late season rains.


A stillwater in the Clarens district.