Date of Report: Tuesday, 17th November 2020
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Name: Peter Arderne
Phone: 0118823051


John Hunter of the Village Angler reports that it has been very hot recently which has made fishing difficult at times.  Fortunately, some heavy downpours have kept the water temperatures from becoming excessive and there has been plenty of surface activity. Dry flies that have worked well and the more popular have been Simulators, Adams, DDD’s and small white patterns during Caenis hatches.

Lures during the day and dries in the evening have produced at Jansens, at Walkersons a bloodworm suspended below an indicator dry has worked and beetle patterns with a bit of foam have produced at Little Troutbeck and Treeferns. When John took some novice clients to Wickhams Retreat which recently reopened they all caught at least one fish on black and brown Fritzes.


This well-established club which has several dams and its own hatchery is in the process of rebuilding its membership and have now extended the accommodation to cater for this. Contact is at Also, the site foreman Sarel Bredell 0827346304 or the chairman Anton Henning at 0826136519. Day tickets may be purchased at R150,00 with FOSAF card holders paying a reduced rate of R130,00. Visitors are very welcome.


Werner Wessels, chairman of the local club (, states that the river is quite low for this time of year but very fishable and has been restocked recently. Late afternoon has been good time to be on the water as there have been good rises from then well into the late evening.

The club AGM is due to be held at a private venue on in Sabie on Saturday.