|Date of Report: Thursday, 12th October 2017|
|Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729
Eastern Free State
Good rains have fallen in the area and there is a nice covering of snow on the Malutis. The Klein Caledon is running strongly and prior to the rain several trout were taken so there are some survivors after the drought and heatwaves of a year ago.
The re-stocking the Townlands Dam at Clarens has been completed recently and with the cooler weather it is fishing well. Day tickets may be purchased at Outdoor Extreme in the village. There are a number of private trout destinations in the Clarens area and I know that Craigrossie has been well stocked. Some destinations only allow fishing by people resident at the destination.
The Ash River which is the outlet for the Katse Dam has been fished in the last couple of weeks but with no success.
With regard to yellowfishing the heat wave of Sept promised that by late October we could be fishing Sterkfontein again, but this recent cold front has set this date back well into November.
Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette
Tourette reports that all the rivers are in spate which is a good sign for those booked into their Makhangoa Community Camp from mid-November. Fishing will be principally for yellowfish as they migrate up the Bokong River from Katse Dam although there is always a good sprinkling of trout in the catches. Katse is quite low at the moment but the tunnel from the Mohale Dam is now open which will provide supplementary water to the dam.
A Bokong River catch