Flyfishing report: Trout - Mpumalanga

Date of Report: Tuesday, 23rd July 2024
Name: Peter Arderne
Email: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 0118823051

DULLSTROOM

According to John Hunter at the Village Angler the fishing at the Dullstroom Fly Fishing Association’s Jansons dam has picked up nicely. The club is looking for new members and application may be made at the Village Angler. But generally fishing has been quite tough in the area and the high winds have not helped. Also, some of the farms have been badly burnt by runaway dams. 

Day tickets may also be purchased at Mavungana for their Laverpa dams which they keep well stocked while their Trophy Dam at Birds of Prey opened on June 1 having been closed for over 6 months to allow the fish to grow out. According to Collen the Laverpa waters are very clear and small nymphs and larger patterns with orange and hopper dries in the windy conditions have caught fish.

If you are looking for a team event the Village Flyfishing Festival in the Dullstroom area will be on the 11th to 12h October with registration on 10th October. This is also a funds-for-charity event and teams participating last year will be given priority. For more information contact Wilma at 0716855233.

SABIE

Werner Wessels, chairman of the club at (sabietrout@gmail.com) states that the river is running well but very clear now and has recently been restocked although it also has some wild bred fish. Day tickets may be purchased at Merry Pebbles and Uvuvi in Sabie or Angling and Outdoors in Nelspruit. The Sabie Trout Club is holding a clinic this coming Saturday morning on the river hosted by a Protea angler, and this will be followed by a picnic in the afternoon. For more details contact Werner at 083 6771307.

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Sabie River