|Date of Report: Thursday, 30th May 2019|
|Name: Peter Arderne
According to John Hunter of the Village Angler who is also chairman of the Dullstroom Fly Fishers Association the fishing has picked up a bit. But with the cooler weather water temperatures have dropped sharply and there is little point in being on the water before 9 or 10 in the morning and until the sun is on the water. Woolly buggers are a popular pattern but dries, especially caddis, have done well and there is often a short rise as the sun sets.
Jansens dam, the water that the club manages was stocked yesterday, but the town dam has probably not been stocked since the Masters compo in February.
At Middelpunt the TFFC waters were stocked recently with a good number of browns and these have been showing up in the catch returns.
The club still has very good waters and a production unit which produces trout for its dams. Currently the club is battling to keep going but the owner of the property is revamping the buildings and improving the dams. Anton Henning, the new chairman, who is without a doubt well qualified for the job has our best wishes for success. Anton may be contacted at 082 6136519 or email@example.com
Werner Wessels, chairman of the local club, states that the river is running well and clear for this time of the year. Fishing is hard but rewarding. Thin and long leaders are recommended, but you now have the opportunity for sight fishing due to the clarity of the water. Stocking will be done before the start of the June holidays. Day tickets ae available from Big Sky in town at R150 or from Werner Wessels at 083 6771307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blyde River is now closed because of the danger of fire in the forested area and will reopen after the first good spring rains.
The club will hold it’s AGM on 16th June at Committee pool on the river.