Flyfishing report: Saltwater - Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Tuesday, 6th September 2022
Name: Devan Lagendyk
Email: dlagendyk@gmail.com
Phone: 083 289 9097

 

Sundays river

I have not heard of any good catches being made in the river for the last couple of weeks. But I am sure that good catches of kob will be made during the next couple of months.

 Swartkops river

Decent size grunters are being caught on bait and lures at the moment.

Small garrick are still being caught with bigger size garrick also starting to show their presence.I have heard of small size kob being caught, however no reports of bigger size fish.I have not heard of skipjack being caught but am sure these fish will be in the river soon.

Gamtoos river

I have been fishing Gamtoos river for the last couple of weekends and have to say that the river is looking extremely healthy with lots of bait fish around.

A lot of smaller size garrick are being caught higher upriver. 

A couple of smaller size kob are being caught higher upriver and I managed to catch this 68cm fish on lure, while fishing with family two weeks ago. See photo below.

At the moment I am dedicating all my fishing time trying to catch a decent size kob on fly and hopefully I will get one soon.

I have not heard of any grunters being caught on fly or lure yet but from past experiences grunters are not the easiest fish to catch on fly in this river.

Krom river

I have not heard of any good catches being made in the river for the last couple of weeks.

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Devan with A Gamtoos River kob.