Flyfishing report: Trout - Port Elizabeth

Date of Report: Tuesday, 3rd January 2023
Name: Brian Clark
Phone: 082 537 3285

As expected there are plenty of bass to be caught in Sand River Dam now that we have ceased the trout stocking. One member caught 81 last week. How do you even count 81?

Surprisingly, Trout are coming out of Upper van Stadens on a regular basis from the dam wall. Some are in very good condition.

Bulk River is 3 meters down from full, they are now taking water off, so difficult to fish.

No further stockings planned after the one I did just before Christmas when I placed

750 Browns and 250 Rainbows into Bulk River and 250 Browns into Upper van Stadens. All fingerlings.

We are having our first Committee meeting on Jan 19th and future outings for 2023 will be planned then.


A small rainbow from Upper van Stadens.


A bass caught by a junior member from Sand River Dam.