|Date of Report: Monday, 2nd September 2019|
|Name: Peter Arderne
According to John Hunter of the Village Angler the fishing has picked up a bit as fish have moved out of spawning mode. However, strong winds during the last month have made conditions unpleasant at times. It has been a very dry, windy winter and water levels at some destinations are dropping fast.
At the DFFA club dam at Jansens buzzers, some down to size 16, and sedge pupa fished well down have worked well and even produced a 3kg brown. At the Lunsklip syndicate John did well with a floating line with a sinking leader and tippet plus buzzers and damsels given a tweak now and again. Elsewhere at Millstream, Walkersons, Treeferns and Little Troutbeck traditional lure patterns have been used.
At the TFFC waters at Middelpunt (www.ttfc.co.za) browns have featured prominently in catch returns.
The club still has very good waters and a production unit which produces trout for its dams. Currently the club is battling to keep going but the owner of the property is revamping the buildings and improving the dams. Anton Henning, the new chairman, who is without a doubt well qualified for the job has our best wishes for success. Anton may be contacted at 082 6136519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Werner Wessels, chairman of the local club (email@example.com), states that the Sabie River flow is very low making for difficult fishing conditions. Hopefully early rains will boost flows.
The upper Blyde River is still closed for fishing during winter. There have been some large fires so expect the river to remain closed until October after the first good rains.
Day permits for the Sabie are available at Merry Pebbles Holiday Resort and Ligna Lodge. Unfortunately, Big Sky Fishing and Outdoor has closed down.