FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Monday, 5th October 2020
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

Another windy month has passed with cold front and rain showers.

But there were some beautiful days, mostly mid week when all of us were working and some guys took advantage those.


Deon Stevens guided a few people in Sedgefield for Grunter and was rewarded

Deon and friend, Morne,managed 4 Grunter in one day in the Swartvlei estuary in Sedgefield. As the mouth is still closed they used canoe's to reach favourable wading banks. On another occasion Deon guided Ettiene Joubert and was again rewarded with a few Grunters

Richard Simpkins together with Craig Smith tried their luck in Knysna, but to no avail. They then opted for Sedgefield and were rewarded with Grunter and Leervis.


Knysna's water has been very cold on most days, making fishing tough in most cases, going up river would be your best bet to land something as the cold water will push the warmer water up beyond the white bridge.

Klein Brak

Klein Brak river mouth has been opened and we should see some results there. As for Goukamma it is periodically open/closed. A system that produces mainly when the tide pushes and fill the banks for fish to feed on.

Plett is starting to pick up with reports of nice fish coming out and as we go into our warmer months. I predict the fishing will get a lot better and we would see an increase in catches made.


Craig Smith with a Sedgefield Grunter


Deon Stevens with another Sedgefield Grunter