Flyfishing report: Trout - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Monday, 8th April 2024
Name: Brian Clark
Phone: 082 537 3285

Club members who attended the club outing in Baviaanskloof caught a number of bass but nothing of a trophy size with most taken in the 500g to 1kg size. To add to the interest a leopard visited the camp site and dung from Cape buffalo and rhino were seen nearby. A drawback to the venue is the terrible state of the access road.

There has been little trout fishing in the local dams, but Brian will be visiting Upper van Stadens this coming weekend while Bulk River has dropped by 2 meters due to the draw-off of water.

Last weekend some of the club members attended the Eastern Cape FOSAF AGM in Somerset East where Dave Walker of the Wild Trout Association was awarded FOSAF’s Exemplary Service Award.

The club, the Eastern Cape Freshwater Fish Conservancy, has a comprehensive outing programme for this year, see below:

Outing Calendar for 2024.



3-5 May

Thrift Dam for trophy trout

7-9 June

Gubu Dam – good trout fishing for rainbows & browns.

9-11 August

2nd Thrift Dam outing

15 Sept

Upper van Stadens Dam for trout.

25-27 Oct

2nd Baviaans Kloof outing

24 Nov.

2nd Sand River Dam outing.

For booking outings contact Robin Farrington at 0832367848 or


The Kougha River in Baviaanskloof.