Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - S.E. Mpumulanga/KZN

Date of Report: Thursday, 11th July 2024
Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

SE Mpumalanga.

Horst reports that apart from the pollution of the Assegai below Piet Retief the rivers like the Phongola and Pivane are looking really good with adequate flows. What is really pleasing are the good numbers of larger than average sized fish coming out, both small and largescale yellows. Illegal netting remains a problem and they have burnt 4 nets so far this winter and it appears that this netting problem may be receding due to the constant removal of nets.

Southern Natal.

Michael Ardensgaard (0716735927) states that the middle section of the Umkomaas which has Natal yellowfish (Scaly) is clear and flowing well but is very cold from the snowmelt upstream and the most recent batch of visitors found the fishing slow and limited to the deeper pools. Outlook for late August/Sept as it warms up is good as the river is holding a good head of fish.

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Horst with a smallscale from the Assegai.