FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Tuesday, 27th June 2017
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

To start off I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Niel Hockly.

Niel passed away this week and he was a local legend. He was a master fly fisherman and landed more Skippies than anyone around.

Winter conditions continues with very little happening in the Garden Route.


A few small leeries being caught, but not much else.


Since the fires of 7 June I don't think anyone has been fishing in Knysna. The devastation was such a shock to everyone and so many has lost so much that those of us who were lucky to lose nothing could not and did not want to fish at all. Not even the conventional fishermen went fishing.

I am sure that those fly fisher folk brave enough to go out and cast a fly would find success in any of our estuaries if they persist.

All over there are still grunter, mullet and a garrick here and there.


The late Niel Hockly