FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Mpumalanga

Date of Report: Monday, 1st July 2019
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Name: Peter Arderne
Email: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 0118823051

DULLSTROOM

According to John Hunter of the Village Angler who is also chairman of the Dullstroom Fly Fishers Association June fishing has been a marked improvement on May. Intermediate lines and long leaders (4-5 metres) have been recommended although a surprising number of fish have been caught on dries with caddis patterns doing well and DDD’s performing at Millstream. The DFFA club dam has fished well with some good-sized rainbows coming out. In fact, most of the local destinations have fished well.

At the TFFC waters at Middelpunt (www.ttfc.co.za) the first of a series of very informal compos was held with more fish, especially browns, being recorded than in 2019

MACHADODORP GLENSHEE

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 antonw.henning@gmail.com

SABIE

Werner Wessels, chairman of the local club (sabietrout@gmail.com), states that the Sabie River flow is low and the water is crystal clear. The Sabie was stocked just before the school holidays with both rainbows and browns. Some lovely Brown Trout have been caught lately. Brown trout are strictly catch and release!

 Morning temperatures are extremely cold with frost everywhere along the river bank, but by mid day temperatures are sometimes a mild 20. It's fire season and fisherman are reminded that no fires, gas stoves, gas braais are allowed. 

Day permits are available at Merry Pebbles Holiday Resort and Ligna Lodge. Unfortunately, Big Sky Fishing and Outdoor has closed down. 

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A brown from the Sabie