FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Friday, 23rd March 2018
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

Even more rain has fallen, dams are full and the Klein Caledon is in spate. It will be interesting to see how this river fishes when it clears. We know that the drought of a year ago did some damage but there should be a good spawn this winter. The only problem is that the Clarens municipality drew water from the Townlands Dam without refilling it and we may have lost some of our newly stocked trout.

Our main focus is on Sterkfontein Dam where the yellowfishing is in full swing and will remain so provided water temperatures remain warm through March and hopefully into April. What is noticeable this year is the increase in fishing pressure on this water which has grown substantially over the last 5 years.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette

The heavy rains in the last two months means that the Bokong River is flowing strongly and Katse is filling steadily. The main yellowfish season is now over and we are starting to catch some large trout in the Katse estuary and lower beats and the good flow indicates a bumper autumn season for trout.


Edward Truter with a rainbow from the Bokong estuary.