FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Tuesday, 8th January 2019
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Name: Gary Grobler
Phone: 0823520336

The festive season has come and gone and 2019 is in full swing. Someone definitely forgot to switch off the coast’s heater before embarking on their yearly holiday. The water in and around Port Elizabeth was sitting at 21 – 22.5 degrees and way too warm for a lot of our species. Despite the odd small garrick and kob in the 25 – 50cm range very few known reports have been received, on fly anyway. Craig Pautz took a pb river bream in the upper Gamtoos River using a small drop shot.

Flat rocks -  Fished twice but not even a hint of a fish.

Swartkops River – Fished the upper, middle and lower reaches. Put in the hours but was only rewarded with 1 small cob and 2 smaller Garrick.

Kromme River – No report

Sundays River – No reports.

Flies – All my fish were taken on a “mini beast” if that makes sense. Shorter than the normal beast and I replaced the bucktail with calftail. Calftail has a more natural lustre in the water. Well that’s my findings anyway. All we have to do now is wait for the waters to cool down a bit.

 Ps - colour was chartreuse over white with red eye


A good kob from the Swartkops