Flyfishing report: Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Saturday, 7th May 2022
Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State.

The trout fishing has come into its own with the steep drop in temperatures. Some good-sized fish have come out of the Klein Caledon where at places like De Molen you have to work for your fish, but the average size is good for a stream. At the Ash River apparently Mavungana has leased a 10km stretch for drift fishing and it will be interesting to see how that develops. Most of the stillwater fisheries have been restocked and some good catches were made at Sediba.

Lesotho report from Keith at African Waters.

The Makhangoa Community Camp whose season opened in November and as predicted they have had their best season since 2012. The season will close shortly, and the last group of the season arrives on Monday. Focus is on trout in the Katse estuary area, on foot and float tubes. All the yellows are out of the river now, apart from 5 that have stayed in home pool for some reason, but they will be out any day now.

Rosehip Cottage is now available year-round, and the fishing season opens again in November.


Katse Dam