|Date of Report: Monday, 11th September 2017|
|Name: Ian Couryer
Phone: 082 306 5929
We were on the Vaal this weekend and the visibility was much improved at 30cm and at times a bit more. The temperature was already at 19C° which is high for early September and there were quite a few tan caddis hatching but virtually no surface action although we tried dry flies initially. However, we did well with smallmouth yellows on drowned dry flies and caddis patterns such as the Green Machine on a number 16 hook. There were plenty of fish around and in good condition in the fast water at the heads of pools but still not in spawning mode in the shallower rapids.