FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - East Free State & Lesotho

Date of Report: Tuesday, 12th January 2021
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Name: Andre Burger
Phone: 083 632 8729

Eastern Free State

After all the rain in this part of the country all the trout waters including the Ash River are discoloured and in any case the temperatures are too high for trout fishing. All the fly fishing in the area is focused on yellows at Sterkfontein where the fishing recently has been very good.

It is also promising to hear that Katse Dam is rising fast and although the borders may be closed at the moment once they reopen a trip to the Lesotho rivers will be worthwhile.

Lesotho report from Keith at Tourette.

The season opened in November at the Makhangoa Community with the Bokong River flowing well. Further rain stimulated a good migration of yellows up the river from Katse Dam. South Africa has now closed the borders and it is hoped that they will be reopened again while the yellows are still up the river on their annual migration to spawn. Later in the autumn when the water cools down the trout fishing comes into its own again.


Bokong River