FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Thursday, 22nd February 2018
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

Nice catches have been made throughout the Garden Route. The larger leeries (garrick) have surfaced in Knysna and make for a good fight on fly. At night kob in the estuaries have been very active.

Klein Brak

Grunter, garrick and mullet were taken in abundance

Groot Brak

Grunter and garrick, but not in great numbers 


Nice garrick were found at the train bridge, with reports of grunter and small shad being taken. Kob at night can also be targeted in Swartvlei


Looks like the mouth has closed up again. I know of a few grunter that were caught, but they were tricky and then plenty of small garrick were coming to the fly.


Plenty juvenile Garrick about, best times are an hour before and after high tide, Some 80cm and bigger have been caught by conventional fishing. Mullet upriver still catchable via the chumming method and drift a bread fly. Plenty of Kob around.

Plettenberg Bay

Quite a few grunter were caught at Plett with a few garrick and shad also coming out.


Brenton on Lake, Knysna


My garrick