FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Monday, 4th January 2021
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Name: Mike Pitt
Phone: 0826363985

Mike Pitt, UHTFC secretary reports that due to the lockdown restrictions they are only issuing tickets to club members for the time being. Very little fishing has been done in the Umzimkulu during the last month as the heavy rain has made it unfishable for long periods. Fishing has therefore been concentrated on the club dams which have been well stocked and are reasonably full although a couple of the irrigation dams are still quite low. Largest trout taken from a dam recently has been 8,5lb, but with water temperatures now on the high side it is expected that stillwater fishing will slow down until cooler weather arrives in autumn. Members are advised to avoid stressing fish when practicing catch and release.

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An Underberg lake – photo courtesy of Nina Ludwig