|Date of Report: Monday, 11th January 2021|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
Gubu Dam is rising steadily and today stand at 69% while Maden is full. From now until about April the water temperature in these two dams are usually too warm for productive fishing as they are at a low altitude. Last month they were restocked with MTD rainbow fingerlings and will shortly receive a stocking with brown trout fingerlings
The club website is at https://www.amatolaflyfishingclub.co.za/.
Our club has an agreement with the community to manage the nearby Mnyameni Dam
which contains a good population of smallish rainbows which are all wild bred from the stream that feeds the dam. The club plans to stock it with brown fingerlings at the same time as the Gubu and Maden dams are stocked
This water is managed by Martin Davies and is stocked with his famous MTD strain from hatchery at the Hogsback which harvested ova in late winter from the dam’s rainbows for its own use. The dam is full and apparently the fishing during December was excellent, but water temperatures are now on the high side and will probably remain so until autumn
Martin into a Loch Lochie rainbow