FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Western Cape

Date of Report: Wednesday, 12th July 2017
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Name: Tim Rolston
Email: rolston@iafrica.com
Phone: 083 626 0467

Unfortunately, Tim does not get much time to fish these days as his home improvement business is keeping him busy, but we did receive a report from Louis de Jager, the secretary of the CPS. Last weekend he took a party of CPS youngsters to Lakenvlei in the Ceres valley. Despite the freezing nights these kids had a ball. 35 trout were caught and released and these included several large browns.

Re-stocking of Lakenvlei will commence shortly and will commence with 100 x 1kg rainbows followed by 400 browns and later on 750 x 200g rainbows. These fish are much more expensive than the fingerlings of previous years but fingerling stocking is no longer viable because bass are present in the dam. Because of the cost of fish only catch & release will be allowed from now on at CPS controlled dams.

Sadly, the dam alongside the Breede River which was stocked with trout last year is unfishable at the moment as the farmer is not allowed to refill it due to the drought.

Negotiations are underway with farmers in the Kouebokkeveld to acquire one or two new dams but the agreement/s still have not been finalised.

Note that all rivers are closed to fishing over winter and it is hoped that really good rains fall from now on as all the big storage dams for Cape Town remain very low and the mountain springs and wetlands need a good soaking rain.

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Lakenvlei

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