FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Wednesday, 30th October 2019
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

Fishing is slowly picking up in the Garden Route. But there have been extremely windy days that kept even the most keen fly fishers at bay.

 Klein Brak. Robin Fick has been busy with modified agha fly with a twist that has brought him some success. The Nose Job Agha he calls it when fished in howling wind landed him a grunter.

In Sedgfield a few leeries came to the fly at the train bridge area. The mouth is still closed and water levels remain high which makes wading for grunter a problem.

There are a few feeding on banks that are only accessible by boat.

Goukamma opened its mouth after some much-needed rain and this will be great system to target mullet, leeries, grunter and kob. Taking a canoe upriver and plugging away in the deeper holes would result in a fish for sure.

A pushing tide is the best time to hunt for grunter feeding on the banks.

Knysna has not had it's normal kob run, but they will be a great species to target when they arrive. Conventional fishing has produced plenty grunters around Leisure Isle. I know of a few kob caught at the White Bridge and the upper river area where the water is a bit warmer and brown.

I am sure as conditions improve we will see more catches when holiday makers start to head down to our area.


Robin Fick’s Grunter caught on a Nosejob AGHA


The Nosejob GHA by Robin Fick