FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Tuesday, 10th October 2017
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Name: Wolf Avni
Email: troutcup@giantscup.co.za
Phone: 033 701 1511

The Spring Equinox has changed things up.  Good spring rains have generally fallen throughout the catchment and the rivers have begun to flow quite merrily. Figure between 50mm and 110mm have been recorded at localities in around the southern berg.

Some good catches were recorded during the UHTFC flyfishing festival held over the last weekend of September. Quite a few anglers reported fish in the 60+cm range. A few hooks got straightened too.  With the rivers having some flow, post riparian managers have opened their beats… and the dams too

Our lake has begun to fill, rising some 50cm since the beginning of August and a prediction that it will be full before the week is out, looks a safe bet. Water temps, which spiked in the high teens back in September in a mini heat wave, are back down. Spring fishing is looking better than for a good few seasons passed.

Tight lines

Wolf

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Sinister Pool on the Umzimkulu – photo by Bill Bainbridge