|Date of Report: Wednesday, 19th April 2017|
|Name: Dave Walker
Phone: 082 886 6690
Most of the catchments received good rains in the last couple of weeks and the flows are good. We have had our first frost but prior to that when the water temperatures were higher visitors had plenty of sport with yellows in the Kraai. Fishing will continue through the winter.
We had a good Epson Wild Trout Festival last month. Including wives and guides 48 people attended and some 321 fish, both rainbows and yellows were caught. Trout numbers were down but average size was up.
Lupela Lodge report that the Karringmelk is flowing well after recent rains. The fish population is well down but the size of trout is better on average and it looks as if there was a good spawn last winter. Fishing will probably continue throughout the winter.
Colin Moolman reports that the rivers are looking fine but the drought of last year has reduced the trout numbers in many streams although the survivors have grown out well. In the meantime, we have undertaken a comprehensive stocking of the many dams the club manages. These dams have been well stocked and most of these stockies are now about 35 cm and those that came through the drought are good sized fish.
The committee have decided to combine the Rapture of the River and the Ladies event into one this year and about 23 people have booked so far. This event will be held from 25 to 27 May – refer Events Calendar in ‘News’ section.
Malcolm Meintjes fishing the Kraai.