FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

The Townlands Dam at Clarens which was stocked in late October is fishing well with day tickets are available at Outdoor Extreme. The Klein Caledon has produced a few trout but the population was obviously hard hit by the drought and heat waves of a year ago so it will take some time for this stream to recover. With regard to the Ash River which is the outlet for the Katse Dam near Clarens has produced the odd small to averaged sized trout but there is no sign of the monsters which we caught a few years ago.

Our main focus now is on Sterkfontein Dam and even though we have had cool weather some good -sized yellows have been caught during the warmer spells but I cannot say that there have been large numbers taken yet.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

Tourette reports that the Bokong River after dropping back to a low level is flowing well, but the major migration of yellows upstream is still to commence as it has been unseasonably cold for this time of year. However, the lower temperatures have meant that the trout continue to feed well under these conditions.


Bokong River, Lesotho