FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Thursday, 1st November 2018
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

Fires have been raging again in the Garden Route. Our thoughts are with the people who have lost loved ones and property. Nico Heyns, who is hailed as a hero, passed away after his Chopper crashed while his was fighting fires - R.I.P Oom Nico

At least for fly fishing things are looking a bit better.

In Knysna Kyle Ovens, through persistence and dedication, finally landed his first grunter on fly. He caught it on a crab pattern and was really pleased as he has been on the hunt for the grey ghost for a number of years. Also a few garrick have been caught, although on the small side, but they are around.

At the Goukamma River of which the mouth is still open has report of nice tailing Grunter and a couple of Juvenile garrick that came out on minnow patters.

In Sedgefield there have been catches made of small garrick at the train bridge and the island area. The mouth is still closed which makes the hunt for grunter a bit difficult as the wadable banks are mostly out of reach.

At Kleinbrak Robin Fick has been busy tying up big kob flies as he believes he will be able to hook one soon and we are looking forward to that day.

Plettenberg Bay had a few small garrick coming out, mainly on top water flies and a few mullet on bread fly tossing bread and sardine mix to get the fish feeding.


Knysna Heads covered in the smoke of the fires raging from George to Karatara


Kyle Ovens's Grunter