FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Monday, 10th September 2018
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Name: Gary Grobler
Email: gtzr@telkomsa.net
Phone: 0823520336

Overall the water temperature of all the estuaries is still too cold. Hopefully with all the rains we have been experiencing the last couple of weeks spring is not too far away and that the fishing will be hotting up soon.

Swartkops River: Recently the Swartkops Conservancy have reported that the water tests that were done close to Redhouse were below 400, which is considered safe for recreation. The Swartkops Conservancy is also doing a excellent job of cleaning the river. See attached photo that was taken from the Swartkops Conservancy Facebook page.

Gamtoos River: Reports of a few big Kob that were taken with artificial lures have been floating around on social media. Small garrick have also been caught further up river. With the high amount of rainfall that fell in the area, the water level in the river has risen significantly. There are reports that the river has started to flow out to sea. Hopefully a channel will be formed at the mouth so that the river can be “tidal” again. See attached photo’s that was posted on social media.

Flat Rocks, Kromme River & Sundays River: No reports

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Swartkops Conservancy Boat loaded with rubbish

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Gamtoos River mouth