FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Tuesday, 30th April 2019
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Name: Brian Sowden
Email: briansscuba@gmail.com
Phone: 076 0525634

April has been a bit of a slow month with very few catches on fly.

In Knysna, Luke v d Heever landed a grunter of 62 cm on a crab pattern. He was fishing at night. Putting in the time after dark he landed his fish and that is not such an easy task.

Other than that in Knysna a few small garrick were caught by Caleb mainly on surface flies like poppers and gurglers.

Sedgefield produced a few small garrick at the train bridge. There are massive garrick in the Swartvlei area, but only the anglers from boats using plugs have been able to catch those.

Plett as usual had the odd garrick fall to the fly in the area of the twin estates.

Though the Grunter are always present it does not seem any angler could fool one to the fly.

In the Groot and Kleinbrak there is not much was happening so Robin Fick put his spare time to good use and removed a lot of nylon from the beaches and estuary.

Although it was a slow month on the fly fishing front it does not mean the fish aren't there. Plenty of species that also are targeted on fly have been caught by the conventional fishermen. Species like kob, black tail, mullet, shad etc.

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Luke van den Heever with his grunter

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Nylon collected from the beach & estuary