FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Wednesday, 28th August 2019
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Name: Brian Sowden
Email: briansscuba@gmail.com
Phone: 076 0525634

It is still a bit quiet in these parts. Cold water and very windy days being the main factors.

Sedgefield

Mouth is still closed, with the water levels very high, thus making wading the productive banks very difficult. A few garrick and mullet have been caught on the calmer days. Having a boat would give you a much better chance finding fish.

Goukamma

Mouth is still closed, leaving the water levels high and a canoe would be ideal to find fish in that system. Taking a canoe upriver one could target kob that hide in the deeper holes. Juvenile garrick are trapped in the system and would be great fun on light tackle.

At Buffalo Bay Rens Techmann was casting a clouser hoping for some blacktail in the surf/ rocks and ended up landing a spotted gully shark that gave a good account of itself on a 9 weight set up (see photo)

Knysna

Is still very quiet. Cold water constantly hampers fishing. With a boat one could get to some productive bank and work the water for grunter, Upriver would be a better bet where warmer pockets of water can be found.

Plettenberg and Natures Valley

Have been mediocre with the odd juvenile Garrick been landed.

I am sure as we head into spring conditions changes we will see an increase in fishing activity and fish landed.

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Rens Techman with his spotted gulley shark

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Buffalo Bay rocks and beach