FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - S.E. Mpumulanga/KZN

Date of Report: Saturday, 4th July 2020
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Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

SE Mpumalanga

It is prime time for the Phongola system and nearby rivers like the Assegai. The rivers are flowing well and have cleared nicely after 35ml of rain which fell a couple of weeks ago. According to Horst his guests have taken loads of both smallscale and largescale yellows and even a chiselmouth which came out of the Phongola. Illegal netting remains a problem, but riparian owners are dealing with this.

Northern KZN

Carl Freese (083 2260810) says that the Tugela tributaries are currently too cold for scaly (Natal yellofish) fishing.

Southern KZN.

Karl Adensgaard reports that the Umkomaas is running nicely for this time of year and is crystal clear. This is not the most popular time for scaly fishing as the water is very cold, but the odd angler who has ventured out has taken fish on dry flies at sunset in the deeper channels.

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A Natal yellowfish (scaly) from the Umkomaas