FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - North Eastern Cape Highlands

Date of Report: Tuesday, 11th September 2018
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Name: Dave Walker
Phone: 082 886 6690


According to Dave Walker the recent rain and snow has brought the streams nicely and a couple of good fish have been caught in the Bell, one up to 16 inches. As there has been little fishing done recently as the focus has been on hunting there is little news on the other rivers. For accommodation booking in the area contact Margie Murray (045-9719003) who handles the tourism office in Rhodes.

Maclear & Ugie

Colin Moolman of the club reports that the rivers are quite low as they did not have the snowfall the Rhodes area received. Despite this there are plenty of small fish in the streams so the population is recovering fast in the upper reaches after the drought. Colin said he had a good day on the Mooi as there were plenty of 25 cm rainbows around. However, the lower reaches of the rivers appear to have fewer but bigger fish at present.

The club has access to a number of dams, all of which have been stocked and will be stocked again this year.

The annual Rapture of the River Festival was cancelled for 2018 but the club committee is so confident that that next year will be a bumper year for the rivers that the Rapture of the River festival has been scheduled for 10 to 11 May 2019.

Lady Grey

Sorry, we have had no report about the condition of the Karringmelkspruit.


Maclear district