FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Amatolas

Date of Report: Wednesday, 11th April 2018
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Name: Edward Truter
Email: truter.edward@gmail.com
Phone: 078 1141669

AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).

Gubu  & Maden dams.

Both these low altitude dams are full and clear and significantly cooler than they were this time last year. Moreover, there are plenty of minnows, noticeably more than there have been for many years. All in all experienced flyfishers like Devin Isemonger are predicting a bumper season ahead as both dams are well stocked and producing good atches with ome 50 cm rainbows from Gubu which are large for this water. In addition, many of the browns stocked last year are already 39 – 42 cm and surprisingly seem to be growing faster than the rainbows.

For Gubu contact Edward Truter at Edward.truter@gmail.com or 078 1141669 or alternatively Ryan Smith at 078 0199967. For Maden Dam it is Dean Stoltz of Target Line at 043 7265133 or go to the website at www.amatolaflyfishingclub.co.za

CATA VILLAGE.

Most of the visitors to this picturesque venue are hikers but there is some interesting trout fishing as well. The Cata River contains wild browns, small in the forested upper reaches but larger in the bottom section. The nearby Mnyameni Dam contains plenty of pan sized wild rainbows so light tackle is required for angling. For more go to http://www.cata.org.za/fly-fishing/.

LOCH LOCHIE

This very productive water has been restocked now, both by Martin Davies and also by the owner, so give it another year or so and expect very good results as the dam has refilled after a period of very low water. The trout population was previously decimated in the last drought and heatwave when water as released for downstream users.

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A Gubu rainbow