FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Thursday, 22nd November 2018
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Name: Gary Grobler
Phone: 0823520336

Plenty of solid South Easter winds have really made it difficult to do any good fly fishing of late and Port Elizabeth has stood up to its name as the windy city.  First and last light has been the order of the day, but always subject to the wind.

 Water temperature has been rather chilly for this time of year and is currently still 17 degrees.

Gamtoos River – Plenty of grunter have been taken on surface plugs but no fly-fishing reports.

Flat rocks – Spring low is on Saturday 24th so let’s hope the water is a bit cleaner. Should be some good blacktail around after all the south easterly winds.

 Kromme River – An unconfirmed report of 2 shad and 1 garrick taken on fly at the mouth.

Sundays River – No report.

Swartkops River – When this river has no boats on it the fishing is normally bad. Been out to wet a line twice and blanked on both occasions. Last Sunday finally lost 2 and caught 1 garrick. Took 1 small kob before last light.

The holiday season is upon us and so the activity and language on the river will increase. To those going on holiday a safe journey and enjoy the rest.


Gary with a small Kob taken on a white bait pattern