FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Tuesday, 13th February 2018
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Name: Brian Clark
Email: brianclark@telkomsa.net
Phone: 082 537 3285

Sand River Dam, the only local dam now with trout is usually considered too warm for trout fishing at this time of year but there are bass to be caught in this water. Fortunately for anglers the water supply pipe is still damaged so the dam has remained full. Bulk River Dam which was nearly empty a few months ago is now two thirds full but re-stocking of this dam has been delayed.  Sand River was stocked with yearling trout a four months ago but there is concern about the availability of yearlings in future now that Martin Davies is no longer running the hatchery at Rhodes University.

The local club, the EP Freshwater Fish Conservancy, will organise an outing to Settlers Dam near Grahamstown in March (date to be finalised soon) and 27 to 29 April they have booked the cottages at the famous Thrift Dam. Further outings to be arranged shortly.

 

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Stocking yearlings into Sand River Dam.