|Date of Report: Wednesday, 19th April 2017|
|Name: Martin Davies
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423
There have been some good rains and Thrift has filled to a reasonable level at last having been well down two months ago. Fishing recently has been very good. At Redcliffe both the Delton and Ventnor dams have filled up, but the former dam is quite weedy and a visitor lost 4 fish in a row in the heavy weed so a float tube is required for this water. Ventnor is full also and in fact the whole Winterberg area should fish well as we approach late autumn and winter.
STORMBERG (Queenstown & districts)
The club chairman, Reg Morgan (082 7033489 & 045-8381854) reports that conditions have improved significantly with many of the dams filling or already full whereas a few are still quite low due to the variable rainfall pattern. The Birds River dams are fishing well. Their new dam at Molteno which is 75 ha when full is up by 2 metres since stocking and this dam will be fished during the Gathering which takes place from 29 June to 1st July (see Events page).
Alan Hobson, chairman of the Bankberg Club, states that the Kareebosch Dam dried up completely the and all the fish have were lost. The rains have now brought it up to about 60% and it is filling and the Pauls River below it is flowing again. There was no stocking done last year due to the drought but extensive stocking will now be carried out in all the waters. The Buffleshoek dams have refilled, the Little Fish is flowing again and Bestershoek and Mountain Dam are back to 70%. This has meant that the Naude’s River, the Waterfall section and the Glen Avon dams have improved.
For more information, phone Alan Hobson at 042-2433440 or visit the website at http://www.anglerandantelope.co.za/pages/fly-fishing,6.html.
IMPORTANT NEWS: FOSAF’s National AGM will be held at the Angler & Antelope on 29 April and Bankberg Club will open their waters to all who are attending. For details please go to http://www.fosaf.co.za/read-Current-203.php
The Little Fish