FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Thursday, 12th April 2018
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Name: Gary Grobler
Email: gtzr@telkomsa.net
Phone: 0823520336

We have had the second blue moon this year where the tides are exceptionally high/low and the estuary of Swartkops resembled a dam rather than a river. The mornings are getting crisper and it looks as though winter is starting to show her face.

Flat rocks -  Due to the very high tides a lot of sand has been deposited in the area and as the water temperature starts to cool, a promising Autumn season should be had.

Swartkops River – Garrick and skipjack are still being taken and good news is that plenty of 15 – 20 cm garrick can be seen chasing down the fly. These fish will remain in the system for the next 2 years and therefore will offer some good sport going forward.

3 weeks ago my son and I witnessed a shoal of skipjack targeting a pod of swimming prawns at the elbow just below Tiger Bay. Out in the middle of the river and not a boat in sight. A real pleasure to watch these fish feeding at will.

 Kromme River – Have not fished this water lately but reports on grunter in the 2.5 – 3.5 kg have been taken on the drift using prawn.

Sundays River – An unconfirmed report of a 47 kg cob was taken from the boating community. Some good-sized grunter also taken from the boats.

Gamtoos River – 2 Weeks ago some good cob were taken from boats but alas on live bait.

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Large kob taken on fly