Flyfishing report: Trout - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Thursday, 2nd June 2022
Name: Brian Clark
Email: brianclark@telkomsa.net
Phone: 082 537 3285

As I mentioned last month the city is drawing off water from Bulk River Dam, currently our best trout water, and therefore it has dropped 1,8 metres and exposed the weedbeds which have died off. This is a pity, but the city is very short of water. We have therefore postponed the stocking of browns. Unfortunately, Upper van Stadens is almost covered in lilly pads and there is nothing much we can do about that. Sand River Dam is now a bass dam as we cannot get yearling trout to stock there. But at least it is fairly full and fishing quite nicely. You don’t get the numbers in summer, but this is the time to catch the big ones.

The club will be holding its AGM in August, but we have still to finalise the date. With regard to club outings there will be a trip to Thrift in August, possibly the weekend of 13/14.

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David Zahn with a Bulk River Dam