FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Tuesday, 15th August 2017
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

The Klein Caledon is now closed for fishing to allow the remaining trout population which survived the drought and heatwaves of 2015/16 to breed and repopulate the river. Providing we have sufficient rain this coming summer the trout population should recover very quickly.

The re-stocking the Townlands Dam at Clarens has been delayed but we hope to complete it in the next few weeks. Day tickets may be purchased at Outdoor Extreme in the village. There are a number of private trout destinations in the Clarens area and and I know that Craigrossie has been well stocked. Some only allow fishing by people resident at the destination.

I have not heard of anyone fishing the Ash River recently but apparently the fishing in this outlet for the Katse Dam has not been as good as in previous years.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

This is the close season and Tourette is taking bookings for the onset of the new season which starts in November.


A stillwater in the Eastern Free State