FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
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Name: Gary Grobler
Email: gtzr@telkomsa.net
Phone: 0823520336

The exodus of boats from the river systems after the festive season has left the rivers looking quite bare. With the hot spell of weather we are having the water temperatures are currently sitting at 21 degrees and a tad warm.

Not much good fishing over this period but those putting in the hours were rewarded.   

Flat rocks

Despite the warm water blacktail/dassie were still taking the fly. This is mainly in knee deep water use the red bait pattern, Octane Orange, developed by our fly tying club – Read http://www.fosaf.org.za/read-Current-227.php

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Blacktail on Octane Orange

Swartkops River

Several garrick and gurnard were taken. Sight fishing to very large grunter whilst feeding but no luck.

Kromme River – Still producing  good garrick. An unconfirmed report was one of 90cm. An interesting catch although not on fly but bloodworm, was an African Pompano caught in the channel at the mouth.

Sundays River – Not fished.

 

Best fish over the festive season was a kob of 15 pounds taken at Swartkops River by Devan. Fishing between two sandbanks on a dropping tide using a baitfish pattern.

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15lb kob from Swartkops