Flyfishing report: Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Tuesday, 28th November 2023
Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State.

Unfortunately, Andre has been hospitalised for some time with a serious aneurism but we believe he is on the road to recovery at last. In any case the water temperatures are now too high for good trout fishing and most of the local flyfishers are targeting yellows in Sterkfontein where the hot weather is welcome.

Lesotho report.

The Makhangoa Community Camp reopened in early November although the Rosehip Family Cottage, which is self-catering, has remained open throughout the year. According to Keith Clover the rains arrived early which resulted in the yellows starting to migrate up the Bokong by early October and now they are spread throughout the system and feeding well. The river is a bit lower than last year when it was running high for most of the summer. As usual there is the odd trout amongst the yellows. Another change from last year is that the dam is much fuller, nearly 90%, so the estuary is right up to the camp making fishing more accessible in the dam itself.


The Bokong River