FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Winterberg & Stormberg

Date of Report: Thursday, 15th June 2017
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Name: Martin Davies
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423


Thrift is only about 60% full at the moment but still producing some memorable fishing. An example is a comment from a senior aquatic scientist from Cape Nature who visited and stated that Martin Davies was to be commended on managing a superb fishery.

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).

We have also heard that Highland Lodge, a venue with a reputation for trophy rainbows has produced some really big fish recently.


Alan Hobson, chairman of the Bankberg Club, states that all the waters are fishing well but they do need either rain or a good snowfall before the end of winter. A month ago they undertook a comprehensive stocking so it is important that the springs are replenished before the summer.

With regard to the very popular Mountain Dam the fish have grown out nicely from the average of about 750g and a good percentage have reached 1kg.

For more information, phone Alan Hobson at 042-2433440 or visit the website at,6.html.



Typical Thrift fish.