Flyfishing report: Trout - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Monday, 2nd May 2022
Name: Brian Clark
Email: brianclark@telkomsa.net
Phone: 082 537 3285

After a good start at Bulk River Dam the municipality has started to draw water from this impoundment due to our main water supply reservoirs being very low. This has resulted in the level dropping by 2 metres already thus exposing the weed beds that have taken 8 years to establish. This is not very good news for the trout population as we have recently restocked the dam.

There is not much news from our relatively new water, Upper van Stadens which has been stocked twice already. Part of the problem is that water lilies now cover a large area of the surface. In addition, we lose fish migrating over the wall when we have winter rain.

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A good cock fish from Bulk River Dam