Flyfishing report: Trout - Mpumalanga

Date of Report: Monday, 20th June 2022
Name: Peter Arderne
Email: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 0118823051

DULLSTROOM

All the dams are full or overflowing after a sudden downpour last week which was most surprising as the area seldom gets rain in mid-winter. At times the fishing can be a bit difficult as some of the fish are in spawning mode and with the current cold snap water and low water temperatures best results are often achieved by getting the flies well down. Lure type flies have often worked best and being spawning season a bit of yellow/orange can help although John Hunter of the Village Angler mentioned he had great success with white in his flies.

At the Driehoek syndicate a new record was set with a 4,2kg rainbow while an angler at Valley of the Rainbow took a 3kg and 3,1kg rainbows last weekend.

For day ticket fishing Mavungana have several Laverpa dams and a trophy dam.

SABIE

Rohan Botha, the new chairman of the local club (sabietrout@gmail.com) states that the river is in great condition. It is running higher than usual for June and is crystal clear thus offering good sight fishing and at times excellent dry fly fishing. The river was restocked in June, but it also holds a good head of wild bred fish. The club AGM was to be held this month but has been postponed until a later date.

Day tickets may be purchased at Uvuvi Fishing and Merry Pebbles.

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A Dullstroom dam