FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Monday, 15th April 2019
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Name: Bruce Taylor
Email: brucetaylor32@hotmail.com
Phone: 0845850508

We recorded 150ml of rain in March and it has rained again in April so the rivers which have been in spate are only dropping now so there has not been much fishing in the club controlled rivers. But from now until end-May stream fishing should be superb as the stocks have recovered well after the recent drought.

Our club dams are brim full and water temperatures are coming down. In fact, with the lower temperatures some of the higher altitude dams have already inverted due to cooling of the upper layers of water. The club stats for March show that 33 rods caught 56 trout in our club dams, the longest being 57cm. Unlike the streams the dams remain open throughout winter.

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Sinister pool on the Umzimkulu – photo by Bill Bainbridge