FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Friday, 20th October 2017
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Name: Gary Grobler
Email: gtzr@telkomsa.net
Phone: 0823520336

With the bizarre weather and fluctuating water temperatures recently fishing in general has been rather slow. This weekend coming has however favourable conditions and this coupled with spring tide should produce some fish.

Sundays River - has produced the occasional Garrick in the 35 – 50 cm range.

Swartkops River – Sporadic cob in the upper reaches of the river have been taken. The river is full of juvenile Garrick in the 25 – 45cm range and targeting them on light tackle is really good fun.

Gamtoos River – Has not been fly fished much. The Gamtoos 1000 classic produced a winning cob of 126cm taken on a live mullet. During the month of September the Gamtoos coastline took a battering from a huge and wild sea and this coupled with high winds has totally changed the mouth of the Gamtoos River mouth. An unconfirmed report from one of the residents is that at spring low one is now able to wade across the mouth. This however is not recommended purely from a safety aspect.

Kromme River – A mere 90km from Port Elizabeth this lovely clean fishery should be targeted more by those wielding a fly rod. The composition of this river is diverse with both deep channels and large sand flats abounding.

Lastly reports are finally coming in that the grunters have returned from their spawning at sea and good catches are been had by the boat fisherman in all the above mentioned systems. So it’s time to start floating those famed prawn patterns you tied during winter.

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Early morning on the Gamtoos