FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Western Cape

Date of Report: Friday, 6th September 2019
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Name: Louis de Jager (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Email: cpsoc@telkomsa.net
Phone: 021-4247725

The rivers opened last Sunday and all the beats on the Smalblaar system were booked. All rivers are flowing well if slightly high at the moment and the Smalblaar as usual produced excellent catches with several fishers taking up to 30 rainbows, all catch and release, which is the rule for these streams. There was only one person, a beginner, on the Holsloot who took 2 rainbows .

The Lakenvlei Dam at Ceres is at 68% and was stocked recently with 5000 X 100g rainbows as this water holds some bass. Apart from these little stockies the larger fish have been absent in the catch returns in the last couple of weeks.

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The Molenaars section of the Smalblaar – photo by Tim Rolston