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

Date of Report: Saturday, 11th January 2020
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Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702

SE Mpumalanga

Horst has now ceased fishing as the yellows are in breeding mode and he will only resume fishing in about mid-March if the rivers have cleared by then. Although this last winter season was one of the best ever there is some concern about the October/November spawning as the rivers were very low. Late summer rains have brought the river levels up and it is hoped that fish will now take the opportunity to spawn

In the meantime, there are plenty of farm dams with good bass and tilapia which may be fished during summer

Northern KZN

Carl Freese (083 2260810) says that the Tugela tributaries which were extremely low right through to November are now running well although in most cases very discoloured.

Midlands

Jan Korrubel of the Kingfisher in Maritzburg (083 9933870) notes that there has been very little fishing done recently and that the late onset of rains has discoloured most of the rivers.

Southern KZN.

The middle reaches of the Umkomaas in the Ixopo/Richmond area are now too dirty for fly fishing.

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A Natal yellowfish (scaly)