|Date of Report: Monday, 26th July 2021|
|Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702
Horst commenced fishing in mid-May and it has been an especially good season for him with flows in the rivers such as the Phongola and Assegai at a good level this winter. The last weekend was especially good as is often the case when the weather is a bit overcast and cloudy. Bright, sunny and windless, winter days are often the least productive. He has also noticed that the bass numbers have declined substantially since he and his clients have made a point in killing all they hook thus removing a species that preys largely on young yellows.
Carl Freese of the Tugela Fishing company says that scaly (Natal yellowfish) fishing usually only commences in mid to late August as the temperature starts to rise so he has not been out fishing of late. However, the Tugela tributaries are looking great after the above average summer and autumn rains so he is predicting a good Spring season on these streams.
Karl Adensgaard reports that states that with the freezing weather and unrest in the local villages of Richmond and Ixopo there has been little or no fishing As in the case of the Tugela system he expects the middle Umkomaas to start producing about mid-August. At the moment the river is flowing well for this time of year and is crystal clear.
The Middle Umkomaas