FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - Middle Vaal

Date of Report: Monday, 22nd May 2017
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Name: Ian Couryer
Email: icff@telkomsa.net
Web: http://www.fishwhisperer.co.za
Phone: 082 306 5929

Ian Couryer reports that he went to the Vaal with two clients on Saturday. At 30 cumecs the water was higher than expected and the clients were determined to fish the fast water even though it was high and the temperature down to 15°C. The fishing was therefore difficult and only a 1,5kg smallmouth was netted and another broke off. There was a massive mayfly hatch in the afternoon but no rises possibly because visibility was poor.

Ian advises that one should now concentrate on deeper, slower water as winter has arrived and also try targeting largemouth. Apparently several good largies were taken in the river in the Klerksdorp are 2 weeks ago.

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Ian with a largemouth

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