FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Mpumalanga

Date of Report: Monday, 26th November 2018
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Name: Peter Arderne
Email: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 0118823051

DULLSTROOM

Rainfall is significantly down on average but there has been enough to keep dam levels at a reasonable level although the main municipal dam is well down. There have been several very hot periods in the last month which have brought water temperatures in some dams up to 20°C. Fortunately cooler temperatures in the last week and the occasional shower have cooled things off slightly but anglers will have to be careful with catch & release.

Fishing has been quite good with the DFFA’s club water at Jansens Dam fishing well with many using damsels, dragons on an intermediate line. This dam tends to be cooler than others. As mentioned, the Town Dam is low but the old town dam below it has fished well. Lunsklip Syndicate produced a 63cm rainbow and there has been plenty of surface action on these waters.

At the TFFC’s waters at Middelpunt dams 1 and 2 were weeded with cables as they were becoming clogged up with weed. The re-stocking programme with triploid grass carp is in its third year but these fish need to grow out for another 2-3 years before they make a real impact. The club waters have been well stocked prior to the year-end holidays. More information at www.tffc.co.za.

MACHADODORP GLENSHEE

This club which was one of the more successful in the past is battling to keep going. The club still has very good waters and a production unit which produces trout for its dams. Anton Henning, the new chairman, who is without a doubt well qualified for the job has our best wishes for success. Anton may be contacted at 082 6136519 or antonw.henning@gmail.com

SABIE

According to club chairman, Werner Wessels (0836771307), the river is low and clear and a long leader and a careful approach is required. The club waters will be restocked in December before the Christmas holiday visitors arrive.

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A Machadodorp Glenshee dam