|Date of Report: Friday, 5th April 2019|
|Name: Peter Arderne
After a very warm and dry March the temperatures have dropped to more trout-friendly levels and there has been a bit of light rain.
According to John Hunter of the Village Angler the fishing has improve and he took 14 fish at the club dam, Jansens, last week and today caught and released 6 mainly on Papa Roach which is a damsel pattern. At Millstream nymph/dry fly combos, stimulators and DDD’s having been working, at Walkersons it has been buzzers, nymphs and dries and at Treeferns, Troutbeck and Field & Stream it has been mainly Wooly Buggers.
For those who remember Wickhams which closed down some years ago apparently they are re-opening again in the next month.
At the TFFC’s Middelpunt waters (www.tffc.co.za) the first stocking of the year took place on 19 March with a second today and a further two stockings have been ordered for the remainder of April which will total 500kg of rainbows averaging about 750g in weight. A stocking of 100kg of browns is planned for May.
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
According to club chairman, Werner Wessels, the Sabie was stocked 2 weeks ago. As they had rain recently it is flowing strongly, slightly off-colour but should clear quickly. They manage about 7km of the Sabie and they are clearing the banks at the moment and have done 2,5km of the lower section already. The club also has access to the Blyde above Pilgrims Rest and if anyone wishes to fish this section they should contact Werner.
As in the case of the Sabie River visitors should get day tickets at R150 from Werner Wessels at 083 6771307 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dam 7 at Middelpunt