|Date of Report: Monday, 24th June 2019|
|Name: Edward Truter
Phone: 078 1141669
AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).
Gubu & Maden dams.
Gubu is about 80 to 85% full and the water temperature has dropped to almost single figures over the last month. Plenty of rainbow stockies up to 35 cm and in good condition which were stocked last November are coming out but not many brownies. The last brown trout to be caught was 53 cm.
Maden which is full and adequately stocked, but the dam is quite weedy which is normal for autumn and a float tube will advisable.
For Gubu contact Edward Truter at Edward.email@example.com or 078 1141669 or alternatively Ryan Smith at 078 0199967. For Maden Dam it is Dean Stoltz of Target Line at 043 7265133 or go to the website at www.amatolaflyfishingclub.co.za.
Most of the visitors to this picturesque venue are hikers but there is some interesting trout fishing as well. The Cata River contains wild browns, small in the forested upper reaches but larger in the bottom section. The nearby Mnyameni Dam contains plenty of pan sized wild rainbows so light tackle is required for angling. For more go to http://www.cata.org.za/fly-fishing/.
Martin Davies reports that this large dam on the western side of the Hogsback is full and has completely recovered from the drought of 2017 when it dropped to a very low level. Since then it has been comprehensively restocked and there are plenty of 1,5kg rainbows being caught.