FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Thursday, 28th September 2017
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

Things are picking up here in the Garden Route. Days are warmer and the water temperature is rising thus fish are getting more active.

 Klein Brak

The odd report of Grunter and Garrick been caught, but no big shakes yet, but once the season is in full swing will the number increase.


The mouth is still closed but the odd Garrick has been caught as well as a few mullet. Certainly, once the mouth is open again we will get better reports.


The mouth has opened and that means the feeding banks will be exposed again. Soon we will find the grey ghosts tailing (grunter) while we can fish deep again for kob


Mullet is the order of the day. Local fly fisherman Poena Bruwer has been charging at striped mullet with good success. He works hard to find them and with a lot of patience get his fair share of fish mainly using a flying ant pattern.

Plettenberg Bay

Reports of Grunter and Garrick been caught in the Bitou River has come my way. I think once the holidaymakers get down there and the numbers of fly fishermen increases we will hear about a lot more catches.


Casting for mullet with a flying ant fly at Old Drift – Knysna


Poena Bruwer with a nice size stripe mullet from Knysna