|Date of Report: Wednesday, 4th April 2018|
|Name: Martin Davies
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423
Thrift is still quite low although it has rained but if about 50 – 75 ml more falls in the catchment area now it will make a major difference to the level of the dam. However, the fishing continues to be phenomenal with anglers taking 4-10 fish per day with the larger fish up to about 3,5kg.
At Redcliffe all three dams are overflowing and Ventnor is a bit discoloured but the other 2 remain clear. Theaden, the smallest dam, has not been fished for a long time which is a pity because it is well stocked.
STORMBERG (Queenstown & districts)
The club chairman, Reg Morgan (082 7033489 & 045-8381854) reports that they have had excellent rains and virtually all their dams are now full and the large Pine Grove Dam where the wall was increased by 3 metres is overflowing. This is the best outlook they have had for many years. Dams such as Uncle George’s has produced rainbows up to 60cm. All the important dams have been restocked with rainbow fingerlings from Wolf Avni’s hatchery and brown trout fingerlings are on order for later in the year.
This bodes well for the Queenstown Club annual gathering which will be held from 5 to 7 July and with so much water available the club could easily place as many as 50 on their waters.
The club website is at http://www.qffc.co.za/.
Alan Hobson reports that some of the fish survived the drought in the Little Fish and a 56cm cock was taken from this stream by a novice he guided recently. Unfortunately, the flow is not that strong and more rain is needed in the catchment. On the other hand the local dams are all full and the waterfall at Glen Avon is flowing well and the Glen Avon dams are also full. Alan has also been lucky with his waters in the Cradock area where Kareebosch dam has filled and has been restocked for the first time since 2015. This autumn has been cooler than normal and water temperatures are lower than expected so the dams like Mountain have been fishing well.
For more information, phone Alan Hobson at 042-2433440 or visit the website at http://www.anglerandantelope.co.za/pages/fly-fishing,6.html.
A good cockfish taken from Quarry Dam in the Birds River area.