Flyfishing report: Saltwater - North Coast

Date of Report: Saturday, 18th May 2024
Name: Jeff Asherwood
Phone: 082 978 1098

A month ago, the conditions were not favourable for flyfishing in the St Lucia area. Dirty water was pouring out of the lake mouth and being blown up in the direction of Vidal and there were big winds and big seas. Right now, conditions have improved considerably. Shad, although mainly undersized and small GTs are being taken at the mouth, mainly after a high on the colour line on a dropping tide. We are still waiting to see if garrick are present in numbers further up the estuary and into the lake.

We have just had another 40ml of rain, so the lake is higher than this time last year. We believe although there is some sanding up at the mouth it will remain open for a second winter in a row until the advent of summer rains. Let’s hope so.

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