FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Tuesday, 28th July 2020
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Name: Brian Sowden
Email: briansscuba@gmail.com
Phone: 076 0525634

It has been a very slow month for fly fishing in the Garden Route as I am sure most fishermen are still in lock down. Even though there were no reports of any fish been caught on the fly, the conventional guys had some luck.

In the evenings the Shad are around in the surf and in some estuaries and any flashy fly can be used to entice a strike from these fish. Just ensure you use a piece of steel wire to ensure landing one of these critters as their teeth will slice through any mono with ease.

There are still plenty of Grunter active in our estuaries and you can see their tails when they are blowing into the sand on sandbanks for prawns.

There are a variety of flies that have successfully landed these testy fish. But persistence is key here.

After the recent storms that hit the Garden Route one can be sure to come across the odd Kob in the deeper sections in estuaries and mainly at night when they go on the hunt.

There are still plenty Garrick around and they will take most anything that looks like swimming bait fish. It is very exciting when you are using flies near the surface, as there is nothing like watching them smashing your fly.

Goukamma and Sedgefield mouths are closed at the moment, but they do have a few wadable banks to target Grunter on.

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