FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Thursday, 16th May 2019
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Name: Bruce Taylor
Phone: 0845850508

We are having a mild late autumn with little frost so far so conditions for the anglers have been pleasant. As you know March and April were very wet and last month the rivers were running bank high, but they are now both fishable and indeed fishing well for those who are lucky enough to get out before they close at the end of May. Stocks have recovered after the recent drought.

The still waters remain open through winter and all our dams are full to overflowing and the over 20 dams managed by the Underberg Himeville Trout Fishing Club have been restocked with 6000 trout of between 6” and 10”, the larger fish being placed in dams with bass.

The club has access to over 60km of river frontage on the Umzimkulu, Ngwangwane and Polela Rivers from Sept 1 to end May.

If you are a visitor and not a member of the club you can buy a ticket from NUD Sports in Underberg. This will give you access to 2 dams and when the rivers are open to several stretches.


A white breasted cormorant takes off from a KZN dam