Date of Report: Friday, 17th May 2019
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Name: Brian Clark
Phone: 082 537 3285

We had a good club outing to Thrift Dam on 4/5 May. Most of the trout we caught were in the 1,3kg range although the largest recorded was 2,75kg. There were plenty of stockies around which had grown out from the small fingerlings placed in the dam in December. Our next outing will be the long June weekend of 15 to 17 June when we visit Gubu Dam (Amatola Fly Fishing Club).

Although Port Elizabeth’s main storage dams are very low all our local dams where we fish are about 90% full and these include Sand River, Bulk and Churchill. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get yearling trout for Sand River Dam so most of the fish coming out are bass.

The Van Stadens Dam is looking good after being dredged out and we still plan to stock it with browns sourced from the Western Cape. Sadly, the browns which were being reared for us at the Ventnor hatchery died.

Our local club, the Eastern Province Freshwater Fishing Conservancy, now has a website which you can visit at


Sand River Dam