FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Thursday, 5th November 2020
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

The Garden Route had a roller coaster of conditions this last month.

Not many fish were caught on fly. It is as if the fishing gods had sewn their mouths shut.There are one or two fishermen that did manage a few fish

Kyle Ovens managed a nice grunter in Knysna caught on a brown crab pattern to match our local little brown crabs. A pattern I tied and fished many years ago without success. Very happy to see that it worked for Kyle. 

Yes, the grunter are always a challenge. The trick is to cast at the right spot and the right time and viola. It seems to be a 200 cast cycle.

Deon Stevens managed a few grunters in the Swartvlei estuary as he always does. But garrick and mullet as well as kob are still plentiful especially above the railway bridge.

The Sedgefield mouth is still closed and hopefully will be open soon to give the system a good flush.

Niel Malan landed a very nice mullet in Plett amongst a bunch of garrick that he caught and tagged. 

The Two Rivers Estate is a good area to target many species of fish.

I am sure that our fishing on the fly will start picking up as we are getting very nice summer days. Water is getting better and fishermen are starting to venture into the water with the long rod.

Tight Lines



The mullet from Plett


The grunter on the little brown crab