|Date of Report: Thursday, 20th April 2017|
|Name: Peter Arderne
John Hunter at the Village Angler reports that after a fairly dry March the rains returned in April with heavy rain falling in mid-month. All dams are full to overflowing, but some of the dirt roads are in poor condition so phone ahead if you are visiting destinations served by gravel roads.
Generally the fishing has been good and water temperatures are dropping to well below 18°C. There have been plenty of fish taken on dry fly and also the good old standards such as Zulu, Hammills Killer and Walkers Killer
TFFC Middelpunt waters have been well stocked since 16 March right through April. Weeding with a tractor and cable took place in mid-April and was found to be very successful. Website is at tffc.co.za
Conditions have been very similar to Dullstroom with plenty of rain. Fewer visitors than usual came to the club waters over Easter and at times fishing was difficult. For enquiries for the Machadodorp-Glenshee Club phone Sarie at 079 6080734.
The river is looking nice but there has been less rain than in the rest of Mpumalanga and there is concern about future flows during the winter. The Sabie was stocked before the Easter weekend. Big Sky’s dam at Horseshoe Farm is regularly stocked and is a good venue for visitors and novices. For tickets for the club stretch on the river and Horseshoe contact Andrew at Big Sky at 013-7642682 and 083 9665089.
No 2 dam at Middelpunt