FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Thursday, 3rd October 2019
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

We have had some good rains over the last month and a few cold fronts that have hampered fishing as it took the off the bite.

Robin Fick in Klein Brak managed a few grunter this month on a modified Agha fly.

So we know that the grey ghosts are now ready for the challenge.Grunter are very difficult to catch and only the persistent fishermen will have success and show results.

Rens Teichman went after blacktail in Mossel Bay and managed a few on a size 8 orange and olive charlie. Blacktail stay very close to the rocks and one only has to drop the fly down aka Czech nymphing of sorts to get them to take the fly.

At the moment Hartenbos, Groot Brak, Sedgefield and Goukama mouth are still closed. After some heavy rains we hoped these estuaries would be open but alas not.

Plett shows signs of grunter tailing so I am sure we will see some results within the next month of a few fish landed.

The fish in the Garden Route are starting to show signs of life and we hope to see a kob or two coming out in what is known as Kobtober month.


Rens Teichman with a small blacktail caught at Mossel Bay


Robin Fick's grunter caught in the Klein Brak estuary