FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Western Cape

Date of Report: Wednesday, 4th March 2020
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Name: Louis de Jager (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Email: cpsoc@telkomsa.net
Phone: 021-4247725

Although our streams are low and warm flows are better than in recent years. Unfortunately, the fire in Du Toit’s Kloof burnt at least 6000 ha of fynbos much of it in the Elandspad kloof. CapeNature held a meeting with various stakeholders yesterday to discuss the fire and ways of improving control of the mountain areas they manage in the Western Cape.

Although it has been hot the odd trout has come out of the Smalblaar (plus bass which are killed), Elandspad and Holsloot. Providing the rains commence in April we should have a very good autumn spell before the season ends end-May.

Two members went to the Lakenvlei Dam at Ceres and caught a few stockies fishing deep down. These fish were stocked in the 250g to 900g range and are growing out well. Larger fish have to be stocked because of the presence of bass.

And finally, we hope that all fly fishers in Cape Town and environs will attend the FOSAF AGM which is scheduled to start at 18h00 at the CPS offices on Friday 27th April.

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Holsloot River – photo courtesy of Tim Rolston