Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - S.E. Mpumulanga/KZN

Date of Report: Monday, 6th June 2022
Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

SE Mpumalanga.

Horst reports that he has taken clients out over the last four weekends. The rivers are still quite high for this time of year but there are plenty of fish around and his efforts to combat the illegal netting is bearing fruit. As the rivers drop to normal winter flow he feels he can look forward to another bumper season such as he experienced in 2021.

Northern Natal.

Carl Freese of the Tugela Fishing company says that in the central Drakensberg the Tugela tributaries are looking really good and the outlook for the spring season when it warms up again is excellent. Right now the water is on the cold side at the higher altitudes for good scaly (Natal yellowfish) fishing but possibly further downstream anglers should do better.

Midlands & Southern Natal.

Jan Korrubel at the Kingisher in PMB (0839933870) says one of his contacts tried the Umgeni where it flows into Midmar but said the water temperature was too low for productive scaly fishing

Karl Adensgaard (082 4558818) reports that the middle Umkomaas is very full for this time of year but clearing nicely and is certainly fishable. One can except that the fish have retreated to the deeper water in the pools.


Duncan Moth with a smallscale from the Phongola