Flyfishing report: Saltwater - Border

Date of Report: Monday, 16th May 2022
Name: Dean Stoltz
Phone: 043 726 5133

A month ago, I reported that the estuaries were very discoloured and certainly unfishable with a fly. Right now, they are still off-colour but should improve in the next few weeks and with the spring tides the clear sea water will push into these rivers. I note that anglers have been catching garrick in the Buffalo and for fly fishers there should be a good chance of taking this species, especially the younger ones in all the estuaries. Otherwise, it will be hard work trying for grunter and kob until the temperatures rise again in Sept/Oct.

In the meantime, with the onset of early winter temperatures most flyfishers will be heading inland to the trout dams.


The estuary at Kob Inn – courtesy of Kevin Cole