FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Tuesday, 16th January 2018
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

We had a very good festive season indeed with holiday makers descending on our coast line, fly rod in hand. The result was plenty of flies hitting the water.

We had some good weather with very few windy days and nice catches were made


Klein Brak

Grunter, garrick and mullet were taken

Groot Brak

Grunter and garrick coming out, 


Nice grunter were taken and up-river garrick and kob came out.


As this river is now tidal one has to judge the tide just right before the grunter starts tailing, so on an incoming tide when the sandbanks are filling up is the right time. Garrick were taken and I know of one grunter that was taken.


Up river kob at night was the best time and place, plenty of juvenile garrick came out.

Plettenberg Bay

Grunter and Garrick were the order of the day as a few were taken over the holidays


A grunter taken by Niel Malan