FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - North Eastern Cape Highlands

Date of Report: Tuesday, 12th June 2018
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Name: Dave Walker
Phone: 082 886 6690


The rivers are still flowing well for this time of year but obviously dropping. These Wild Trout streams will remain open through winter. According to Margie Murray (045-9719003) who handles the tourism office in Rhodes there has been virtually no fishing in the last month by visitors and the hunting season is in full swing.

Maclear & Ugie

The rivers are now closed for winter and those in the forestry areas will only reopen once the rains commence in spring and the fire danger is over.

In the meantime, the club has access to a number of dams, all of which have been stocked and will be stocked again this year.

The annual Rapture of the River Festival has been cancelled for this year but the club committee is so confident that that next year will be a bumper year for the rivers that the Rapture of the River festival has been scheduled for 10 to 11 May 2019.

Lady Grey

At Lupela Lodge the Karringmelk is looking great and flowing well. As reported previously the trout population is well down but average size has increased and it is expected that the population will recover by next summer. The Lupela Lodge section of the river will remain open through winter.


A dam in the Mooi River valley, Maclear