Flyfishing report: Saltwater - Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Friday, 19th April 2024
Name: Ruben Schoeman
Phone: 079 793 8169


Once again, I have to mention that the season appears to be late this year. We have also been blessed with very good rains but at least we have not had the flooding of estuaries as has happened further west in systems like the Gourits. Very strong winds have made conditions difficult for flyrodders much of the time.


Plenty of freshwater has entered the system and there are lots of young leervis around while further upstream in the estuary we have been taking skipjack. At this time of year we usually see larger fish, both leeries and skippies and they must be present and we just need to preserve a bit more.

Kromme, Sundays & Gamtoos.

Very little news has come in from these estuaries.


Into a Swartkops fish – photo by Dylan van Breda.