FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - S.E. Mpumulanga/KZN

Date of Report: Wednesday, 7th June 2017
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Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

Northern KZN/SE Mpumalanga:

Horst reports that he and his clients had excellent fishing in both the Phongola and Assegai rivers taking 60 smallscale and largescale, some as big as 7lb.Unfortunately the Assegai remains polluted below Piet Retief but this has not had a significant impact on the yellows yet. Illegal netting is also a problem as it is on many of our rivers and Horst continues to confiscate considerable lengths of netting.

It should be noted that unlike the scaly (KZN yellowfish) rivers further south the main time for catching large and smallscale yellows of the Phongola and Assegai systems in the north KZN and SE Mpumalanga is winter.

Midlands: Jan Korrubel of the Fish Eagle (083 2666981) in Maritzburg tell us that there has been little news on yellowfishing in the Midlands rivers as most anglers reckon these rivers it might already be too cold for productive scaly fishing and prefer to visit the many trout dams in the area..

Southern KZN: Karl Adensgaard (082 4558818) reports that the middle Umkomaas near Richmond is now crystal clear and running well for this time of year. Although he has not been able to fish himself in the last couple of weeks visitors have had reasonable catches. With the water cooling down the scalys are dropping back to the deeper water which means that they are not feeding as actively as a month ago.


Leonard Flemming with a largecale yellow.