|Date of Report: Monday, 18th June 2018|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
There has been little change over the past month apart from colder water temps. Both dams are full and clear with rainbows in Gubu averaging 40cm and the browns coming on well, many reaching 35cm already. As the last stocking of browns has done well and another batch will be stocked in July.
There has been little fishing done in Maden but apparently there are some very large fish around.
For Gubu contact Edward Truter at Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Devin was on this small stream 6 weeks ago and found it flowing well and full of rainbows in the 15cm to 25cm range which gave good sport on light tackle.
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/.
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.
Loch Lochie- courtesy of Ian Cox