Flyfishing report: Trout - Amatolas

Date of Report: Friday, 28th June 2024
Name: Karin Opperman (bailiff)
Phone: 0660828595


According to Karin Opperman at the Water Bailiff’s office at Gubu the dam

is clear and full and looking stunning. June and July are often challenging months as fish are often in spawning mode, but she says orange bead heads often do the trick.

Smaller brown taddies and Muddler Minnows with a slice of red often do the trick at this time of year.

Most areas of the dam are easily fished from the bank.

Maden Dam.

We heard from Devin Isemonger who said that this water was doing well with rainbows and browns averaging slightly bigger than the Gubu fish.

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This dam is also full, and some good catches have been made. It has a self-recruiting population of rainbows, and it will be interesting to see if the browns stocked 2 years ago are also able to breed in the feeder streams.

Wolf River.

Although this stream is closed for fishing over winter Devin mentioned that it was flowing strongly and could offer some good fishing when it re-opens onSeptember 1.

Loch Lochie

Margo Whyle at 0725220602 who handles the booking for this large dam on the western side of the Hogsback states that they have had excellent fishing during the recent weeks and this statement is confirmed by Devin.


A Gubu brown.