FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - S.E. Mpumulanga/KZN

Date of Report: Thursday, 6th July 2017
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Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

Northern KZN/SE Mpumalanga:

Horst reports that for the second month they have had excellent fishing in both the Phongola and Assegai rivers. As it has been a mild winter so far the conditions at the moment are perfect although there some concern that the flow in the Phongola could be very low by late August. Pollution of the Assegai below Piet Retief remains a concern as does illegal netting. With regard to the latter although there is no help from the Mpumalanga authorities the local KZN Wildlife official has provided good assistance in controlling this plague.

Midlands: Jan Korrubel of the Fish Eagle (083 2666981) in Maritzburg tell us that there has been little news on yellowfishing in the Midlands rivers but he has sold plenty of yellowfish flies whch he presumes are being used elsewhere

Southern KZN: Karl Adensgaard (082 4558818) reports that the middle Umkomaas near Richmond is now crystal clear and running well for this time of year. There have not many fishing the river which is a pity because it is warmer than usual and conditions are good for targeting Natal yellows (scaleys) which have dropped back into the slower, deeper water..

We also hear that the South Coast Fly Anglers have had several visits to the lower Umzimkulu which runs clear in winter and where they have had some success on private farms recently.

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Horst with a yellow from the Phongola

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