FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Monday, 11th February 2019
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Name: Bruce Taylor
Phone: 0845850508

A fair number of visitors took out day tickets for the club waters in early January during the holiday season, but since then it has been quite quiet and since the rains started in earnest the rivers have been in spate and right now the Umzimkulu is unfishable. However, nobody is complaining about the rain as the dams which are often used for irrigation are filling or overflowing and when autumn arrives both stillwaters and streams will be in top condition. In addition, the water temperature has dropped as this was a concern. One of the largest fish caught recently, a 4,2 kg rainbow from Turner’s cottage dam, died before it could be released.


The upper Umzimkulu in late May - photo by Bill Bainbridge