|Date of Report: Monday, 9th July 2018|
|Name: Peter Arderne
According to John Hunter of the Village Angler the fishing has been very variable. At times it has been brilliant and at others almost dead. Strangely enough in this very cold weather buzzers, especially those with a black head fished on a floating line have done very well. Otherwise, as expected egg patterns on an intermediate or sinking line have been used to a large extent. Average size of fish has been good. Connemara has opened under new management and is offering day tickets at a very reasonable price.
At the TFFC waters (www.tffc.co.za) there was good fishing over the weekend when the sun came out, especially on Dam 3.
It is also good to report that most of the stillwaters in the area are full and the streams still flowing. However, the future of the southern end of the Dullstroom plateau is at stake with the WPB Colliery making a second attempt to start an open cast coal mine on the borders of the Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment.
Apparently, the river is looking the best it has all year but very few visitors have fished it recently. Day tickets are available at Big Sky shop in the town as are tickets for the shop’s Horseshoe Dam which is very suitable for kids and novices. Note that the Sabie Trout Challenge is on the 28th July. For more details visit http://www.fosaf.org.za/calendar.php
The Dorps River at Stonecutters