FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Monday, 13th November 2017
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

The Townlands Dam at Clarens which was stocked last month is fishing very well and day tickets are available at Outdoor Extreme. The Klein Caledon has produced a few trout but the population was obviously hard hit by the drought and heat waves of a year ago so it will take some time for this stream to recover. I do plan to try it in the next week or so. With regard to the Ash River which is the outlet for the Katse Dam near Clarens this also has produced the odd averaged sized trout but there is no sign of the monsters which we caught a few years ago.

I helped at the TCFF festival at Sterkfontein last weekend, but the fishing was poor almost solely due to poor weather conditions, but with water temperatures on the rise expect some good yellowfishing in this dam from now on as it is about 98% full, a major improvement on last year.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

Tourette reports that after early rains a month ago it has been very dry and the rivers are low. However, rain and even snow are expected later this week and with a wet December predicted fishing will pick up once the yellows start their upstream migration. Katse is quite low at the moment, but the tunnel from the Mohale Dam is now open which will provide supplementary water to the dam.


Bokong River, Lesotho