|Date of Report: Tuesday, 13th February 2018|
|Name: Peter Arderne
It has been a bit cooler in the evenings in the last couple of weeks but the fishing will not come into its own for another 4 – 6 weeks. There has been some surface activity in the early mornings and evenings, but most of the trout have been taken deeper down on patterns such as black woolly buggers, damsels and black and chartreuse.
As expected in February fishing has been very slow for most of the time. This was underlined at the National and Masters trials at Walkersons and Jurrasic last weekend when very few fish were taken.
At TFFC waters at Middelpunt (www.tffc.co.za) stocking will resume on 15 March building up to Easter and early May as the water cools. Last weekend another 80 triploid grass carp released in the TFFC dams to control the water weed.
Although it has rained well recently the river is still below its usual summer level and the rainfall so far is below average. However, the Sabie was stocked before Christmas but there have not been many visitors on the water over the festive season. Restocking will be carried out before Easter.
Day tickets available from Big Skye which also has good fishing available especially for kids and beginners in their Horseshoe Dam. Phone Andrew at 013-7642682.