FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Southern Drakensberg

Date of Report: Thursday, 13th June 2019
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Name: Bruce Taylor
Phone: 0845850508

Since the May report it has become decidedly cold and although one cannot see the ‘Berg there might be snow on the higher peaks.

We, the Underberg Himeville Trout Club, usually close the rivers in mid-May to allow the trout to spawn, but as the flows were still so high after the heavy rains of autumn there was little fishing done so the club extended the season to 31 May. As it was only 15 rods fished the club waters in May taking a total of 40 fish, the largest being 45 cm from the Watermead section of the Umzimkulu.

On the club dams 40 rods took 84 fish with the largest, a rainbow of 59 cm.

From now until September 1 the fishing will be restricted to the over 20 dams that the club manages all of which are full or overflowing now.

It is also encouraging to see the rivers flowing well now that we are into the spawning season.


A Drakensberg dam