Flyfishing report: Saltwater - Border

Date of Report: Tuesday, 25th June 2024
Name: Dean Stoltz
Email: target@intekom.co.za
Phone: 043 726 4496

For some unknown reason the estuary at Gonubie is discoloured but the other river mouths look satisfactory. We will have to wait until summer approaches and the water warms up in October before our prime saltwater flyfishing season recommences but if you are prepared to work at it on warmer winter afternoons there are always young leervis and the occasional kob around. However, some good leervis in the 70cm to 80cm range have been taken in the Buffalo River by boat anglers in the harbour area. Otherwise, the flyfishing focus in winter tends to be on the trout stillwaters with dams like Gubu and Maden in easy range.

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A Border/Wild Coast estuary – photo courtesy of Kevin Cole.