FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Tuesday, 15th January 2019
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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 only fly fishing which is of real interest is the yellowfishing at Sterkfontein although the fishing pressure is quite high at times. This is the result of the Vaal pollution which has put many anglers off fishing the venues downstream of the Barrage.

The Ash River of course can be depended upon as it is a constant flow of cool water, but it is very dry and hot at present and the Klein Caledon is not flowing at the normal summer level while most of the privately owned trout dams are too warm for trout fishing.

There is no change at Townlands Dam at Clarens which the Municipality seem to be unable to fill it on a regular basis. For this reason we cannot risk another stocking.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

Keith Clover reports that at the Makhangoa Community Camp they had a fairly slow start to the season, but the rains of late December brought the level of the Bokong River up and prompted a further migration of yellows up river so at the moment the fishing is excellent.

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Klein Caledon