|Date of Report: Thursday, 23rd May 2019|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
Gubu is about 80% full and the water has cleared nicely after being quite discoloured last month. Fishing has been a bit slow recently with not many of the larger rainbows taken and the browns have also been a bit scarce. As the area had its first frost today some of the larger fish might have gone into spawning mode. On the other hand, there are plenty of stockies around in the 20cm to 30cm class. These were stocked as fingerlings in November last year.
Maden which is full and adequately stocked, but the dam is quite weedy which is normal for autumn and a float tube will advisable.
For Gubu contact Edward Truter at Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org or 078 1141669 or alternatively Ryan Smith at 078 0199967. For Maden Dam it is Dean Stoltz of Target Line at 043 7265133 or go to the website at www.amatolaflyfishingclub.co.za.
Most of the visitors to this picturesque venue are hikers but there is some interesting trout fishing as well. The Cata River contains wild browns, small in the forested upper reaches but larger in the bottom section. The nearby Mnyameni Dam contains plenty of pan sized wild rainbows so light tackle is required for angling. For more go to http://www.cata.org.za/fly-fishing/.
Martin Davies reports that this water is looking really good as the dam is overflowing. However, nobody has fished it comprehensively since December when Martin and his brother took 8 fish. Since the severe drought two years ago which had a devastating effect on the population the dam has been restocked at least twice and a visit to this attractive water should be very rewarding now.