|Date of Report: Monday, 24th June 2019|
|Name: Horst Filter
Phone: 082 628 7702
Horst reports that both the Phongola and Assegai Rivers are clear, flowing well and the smallscale fishing has been really good. The sizes that been caught are excellent with a 3kg smallscale coming out of the Phongola. It is still a bit early for the largescale which start appearing later in winter.
Carl Freese (083 2260810) that the scalies in the upper tributaries of the upper Tugela are no longer feeding sufficiently in the cold water to make fishing worthwhile.
However, the middle Tugela from Colenso downstream has cleared nicely and being warmer at lower altitudes the fishing has been good on smaller flies with some good -sized fish coming out.
According to Jan Korrubel the lower Bushmans in the Weenen where temperatures are milder is fishing quite well.
Karl Adensgaard states that the middle Umkomaas is flowing well and very clear and has fished quite well up until recently. The fish have dropped back to the deeper pools but with the colder water fishing is slowing down significantly.
A Tugela scaly