FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Amatolas

Date of Report: Sunday, 18th April 2021
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Name: Edward Truter
Email: truter.edward@gmail.com
Phone: 078 1141669

AMATOLA FLY FISHING CLUB (Stutterheim & Kingwilliamstown).

Gubu & Maden dams.

Gubu Dam has now crept up to 85,7% and this slow and steady increase is probably a good thing as it means that the extensive weedbeds which were formed when the dam was much lower have probably survived. Maden Dam has been full for some time. In addition, the areas at Gubu which have been exposed for more than a year and are now inundated should release nutrients and benefit the daphnia and tadpoles which immediately colonise these areas. With water temperatures dropping the fishing is now coming into its own again with plenty of last years stocking being caught and the odd >45cm coming out plus a few browns. 4 months ago the 2 dams were restocked with MTD rainbow fingerlings and 2 months ago brownie fingerlings were stocked.

The club website is at https://www.amatolaflyfishingclub.co.za/.

CATA VILLAGE.

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 dam has also been stocked with browns for the first time in many years and a couple were caught by Devin Isemonger recently. See photos below. The dam is full since the leak on the outlet pipe was repaired.

LOCH LOCHIE

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 about 85% full and fairly heavily weeded but has fished extremely well since the onset of cooler weather.

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Brown trout from Mnyameni

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Brown trout from Mnyameni