FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - North Eastern Cape Highlands

Date of Report: Friday, 19th February 2021
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Name: Dave Walker
Phone: 082 475 5775


The streams are looking really great after all the rain that has fallen in the last month.

The lake up at Tiffendell has also produced some good catches.

This year’s Dirt Road Wild Trout Festival was to have been from 17 to 21 March, but it has been decided to postpone it to 27 April to May 1. This has been done in the hope that the Covid 19 threat will have diminished and the rivers should be perfect by then. The event is fully subscribed but it is worth checking to see if there are cancellations. Contact Margie Murray at 045-9719003 or

Maclear & Ugie.

Colin Moolman reports that provided there is no further heavy rain the upper reaches will be fishable in 2 weeks time and the lower stretches in a month. The dams managed by the club were recently re-stocked with rainbow fingerlings.

Barkly East

Andrew Clark reports that the trout streams are sublime, and they had good yellowfishing last weekend in the upper Kraai, but further downstream near the town it still needs to clear a bit.

Tickets for club waters at R150,00 are available from Andrew Clark at 084 5166471 or

Lady Grey

Unfortunately, a massive downpour in the catchment area did serious damage to the riverbed in the Lupela area and in parts it is difficult to access the river down very steep banks. Once in the river it is not easy to climb out in parts but there are still plenty of fish about.


Into a Bokspruit fish at Gateshead.