|Date of Report: Wednesday, 17th May 2017|
|Name: Martin Davies
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423
Thrift is about 66% full now but some rain and snow last weekend might have brought the level up a bit. The fishing recently has been phenomenal and on a good day anglers may return 30 or more rainbows to the water. There are plenty of smaller fish in the 1,2kg class but the average weight coming out is closer to 1,8kg.
At Redcliffe, the beautiful Ventor Dam is full with plenty of rainbows in the 800g class and the odd big fish being caught. Delton on the other hand has some really big fish but this dam needs a float tube because of the weed beds. The small Theaden Dam looks a good prospect for winter as the weed is dying back and this water is known to carry some good- sized rainbows.
STORMBERG (Queenstown & districts)
The club chairman, Reg Morgan (082 7033489 & 045-8381854) reports that some of the club dams were restocked with 25cm fish in preparation for the Gathering which is well subscribed this year. These fish will grow out very quickly in these fertile waters. Their new dam at Molteno which is 75 ha when full is up by 2 metres since stocking and this dam will be fished during the Gathering which takes place from 29 June to 1st July (see Events page).
The big news is the huge rainbow which was taken at Pine Grove last weekend. Reg still does not have the length and weight but from the photo below it looks well over 70 cm.
Alan Hobson, chairman of the Bankberg Club, states that before and after the very successful FOSAF National AGM & Exco meeting which was held at the Angler & Antelope guest house on Saturday 29 April 23 rods took 156 rainbows in the club waters. The biggest was a river fish of 2,2kg and the largest sillwater fish was 2kg from Bestershoek Dam. All the fish were released. Yesterday all the waters were restocked and these included the Shalton dams near the farm house on the way to Mountain Dam
For more information, phone Alan Hobson at 042-2433440 or visit the website at http://www.anglerandantelope.co.za/pages/fly-fishing,6.html.
Trophy fish from Pine Grove, Queenstown club waters.