FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Mpumalanga

Date of Report: Friday, 16th April 2021
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Name: Peter Arderne
Email: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 0118823051

DULLSTROOM

John Hunter of the Village Angler reports that the stillwater fishing in the area should be excellent for the next month or so as the trout are in their pre-winter feeding mode. Surface water temperatures are about 17° C and dropping and the present warm day time air temperatures and calm evenings have elicited massive caenis hatches at dusk and there are frequently good rises mainly to caddis in the afternoon.

The club dam at Jansens has produced good catches on elk hair caddis dry flies while dragons have worked well at Wickhams and Treeferns. At Millstream black wooly buggers and pink and white patterns have worked well. Town Dam has been quiet but the lower town dams is in great form.

The TFFC who have their waters at Middelpunt have announced that their membership is fully subscribed and anyone wishing to join will be placed on a waiting list.

MACHADODORP GLENSHEE CLUB

Anton Henning, the club chairman (0826136519) reports that they had a busy Easter weekend with plenty of fish caught. The dams have been restocked (they promote catch & release) and they look forward to a good winter season. The grounds are in good condition for camping by visitors, but chalets should be booked in advance by contacting the site foreman, Sarel Bredell at

0827346304 or on Whatsapp. Day tickets may be purchased at R150,00 with FOSAF card holders paying a reduced rate of R130,00.

SABIE

Werner Wessels, chairman of the local club (sabietrout@gmail.com), states that the river is looking perfect after the floods of January/February rains. The river has been restocked but it also has a good head of wild bred rainbows. An added attraction is the indigenous chiselmouth which may be taken in the rapids using a tungsten bead nymph fished off the bottom. Day tickets may be purchased at Uvuvi Fishing in town and also at Merry Pebbles.

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Elandskloof Trout Farm, near Dullstroom.