|Date of Report: Friday, 12th October 2018|
|Name: Gary Grobler
Gamtoos River: Good news is that the river mouth is open and flowing strongly. Mixed feelings remain as to the artificial opening of the mouth and to nature having its way. Mr de Koning, a farmer way up the system said that the river had risen 800mm due to the heavy rain and because of this it was decided to open the mouth as the lands were under threat of being flooded. Also, of interest that he shared with me was that his late father kept records as far back as 1948 and that the records show the Gamtoos River mouth has silted up 3 times. But enough about the history lesson.
Water temperature is currently 17degrees.
Have not had a chance to cast a fly at Gamtoos yet but some cob and plenty of grunter taking bait.
Flat rocks – Last Spring low and a heavy south easter managed to deposit plenty of sand. So next spring low promises to be a good one. Let us hope the wind plays along.
Kromme River – No report
Sundays River – No report.
Swartkops River – Ventured out last weekend but hit a blank. The water was still sitting at around 16 degrees and a tad cold. Still early in the season, so as the water warms so will the fishing… or let us hope so.
Early morning on the Gamtoos – courtesy of Roger Gurr