Flyfishing report: Trout - Western Cape

Date of Report: Friday, 29th July 2022
Name: Vikki Geldenhuys (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Phone: 081 826 0835

The rivers.

The rivers are closed until September 1.


The dam is standing at 83% and the expected increase in level has not taken place as it has been a much drier winter compared to 2022. The dam was restocked again recently with both browns and rainbows of about 15 to 22cm size plus some smaller rainbows to see how they cope in the face of bass predation. This dam has been well utilised by members every  the hut is booked every weekend up to 22/23 October, but is pretty open during the mid-week period. One of the failings is that some members are not reporting of their catches which is something the committee will have to address. However, the odd report in the CPS Facebook page indicates that the fishing has been pretty good.

La Ferme.

This stillwater fishery near Franschoek has advised us that they stocked their dams with trout in May. Some of the dams are also stocked with other species such as bass and carp.


Lakenvlei Dam in winter – photo courtesy of Len Deyzel