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

Date of Report: Wednesday, 9th January 2019
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Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

KZN/SE Mpumalanga:

Horst states that as usual he does not fish during the spawning season which appears to have proceeded quite well. The rivers are fairly low for this time of year and if they remain so there is always the threat of illegal netting.

Tugela system.

Carl Freese of Tugela Fishing Company (083 2260810) who guides mainly in the upper Tugela area reports that the rivers are very low.


Jan Korrubell of the Kingfisher in Maritzburg states that although they have not had much rain the lower sections of rivers such as the Bushmans and Mooi are too discoloured for fishing. Recently anglers have tried the Lions River but only caught bass and it was thought that the yellows may have moved upstream for spawning. At Midmar the Cascades area is still fenced off by Eskom so this has put a stop to fishing for migrating yellows at the falls.

Southern KZN:

Karl Adensgaard (082 4558818) reports that the Umkomaas in the Richmond area is currently too muddy for fly fishing due to rains in the catchment area.


A Natal yellowfish (Scaly)