FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Thursday, 5th December 2019
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Name: Bruce Taylor
Phone: 0845850508

As is the case in most of the summer rainfall area the conditions of our trout waters are pretty dire. A number of dams have been closed due to low water conditions and only 5 remain open at this stage of which one is available for visitors who are not UHTFC members. Despite the drought the “open” dams have produced a surprising number of fish, but not much has been caught in the Umzimkulu which has been at a very low level while the smaller rivers like the Ngwangwane and Polela have been mere trickles due to high irrigation demand. Two days ago 40ml of rain fell in the Umzimkulu catchment so the river is looking a bit better and more rain is forecast for the next week so conditions should improve for the holidays.


The famous Sinister Pool on the Umzimkulu