FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Monday, 19th February 2018
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Name: Noel Wewege
Email: noelwewege@absamail.co.za
Phone: 083 259 6953

Lower Vaal
Although the clarity is not bad it has a greenish tinge and we believe pollution has become even worse in the last few years and the river has an unhealthy look to it. The only positive sign is that the weed growth has increased after being grazed down by grass carp last year.

Riet River.

A friend fished the river on Saturday and reported that the river was very clear with good flow and fishing well. He was struck by the abundance of invertebrates in the river

Lower Orange.

I fished the river in the Hopetown area on Sunday. It was slightly milky with a clarity of 30-40cm which is acceptable. Water temperature was about 21°C when we arrived at 07h30 rising to about 24°C at midday. As expected in the stretches below VDK Dam the flow does vary and it was low when we arrived and then increased. The fishing was good using No 14 black mayfly patterns with a heavily weighted No 10 rockworm pattern on the point. It was noticeable that as the flow increased the fish went off the bite a bit.

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On the Orange