FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Mpumalanga

Date of Report: Monday, 2nd March 2020
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Name: Peter Arderne
Email: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 0118823051

DULLSTROOM

According to John Hunter of the Village Angler they have had plenty of light rain, cloudy weather and the temperature has dropped to 9°C this morning which is all good for the fishing as water temps are coming off the summer highs at last. As a result, there has been quite a bit of surface and sub surface activity. Hoppers, buzzers and mayfly nymphs have produced although Woolly Buggers fished deeper down are also working. The DFFA cub dam at Jansens, Millstream, Walkersons and Field and Steam and the lower town dam are fishing quite well. The main town dam has been disappointing, but the jetties have been improved while Dunkeld has been slow.

At the TFFC’s Middelpunt dams mechanical weeding with cables was used last week to remove some of the excessive weed growth as the recently stocked triploid grass carp are still growing out.

MACHADODORP GLENSHEE CLUB

Renovations been completed and the grounds are looking great. New members joined and we are very excited as the club is finding it's feet. The Willow Dam outlet has been repaired, filled and restocked. Fishing catches is up, members and visitors can enjoy some great fishing. The visitors and picknick area new braai build. Not to mention the campsites bathrooms with new geysers and face-lift. Contact is at Mffcglenshee@gmail.com. And the site foreman Sarel Bredell 0827346304. 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 Sabie is flowing strongly and is well stocked.  3-day permits for the Sabie are available at Merry Pebbles Holiday Resort and Ligna Lodge.

Unfortunately, the Blyde above Pilgrims Rest will probably not open again for fishing as it is private property, but one can get permits to fish the river below the town.

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Jansen’s Dam