FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
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Name: Andre Burger
Email: pafly@netactive.co.za
Web: http://www.presentafly.com
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

The Klein Caledon is now closed for fishing to allow the remaining trout population which survived the drought and heatwaves of 2015/16 to breed and repopulate the river. Providing we have sufficient rain this coming summer the trout population should recover.

The re-stocking the Townlands Dam at Clarens was been completed recently and it is certainly worthwhile purchasing day tickets at Outdoor Extreme in the village. There are a number of private trout destinations in the Clarens area and and I know that Craigrossie has been well stocked. Some only allow fishing by people resident at the destination.

With regard to yellowfishing it has been extremely hot in the last week and if this hot weather continues I will be giving it a try at Sterkfontein Dam at the month-end. I also hear that some yellows have been caught in the Wilge. The Wilge season is very short as the river is never very clear and discolours with the first spring rains.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

Tourette is taking bookings for the onset of the new season which starts in November but currently the rivers are very low due to the lack of good snowfalls this winter.

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A stillwater in the Eastern Free State