FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Trout - Western Cape

Date of Report: Wednesday, 17th February 2021
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Name: Brondwyn Douglas (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Email: cpsoc@telkomsa.net
Phone: 081 826 0835

Brondwyn Douglas, the new secretary to the Cape Piscatorial Society has advised members that the waters which were closed due the Covid 19 lockdown have been opened again. See below:

RIVER AND LAKENVLEI BOOKINGS OPEN
We have official word from Cape Nature that Limietberg Nature Reserve is open again. Elandspad, Smalblaar/Molenaars, Holstloot and Witte beats are now available for booking.
Lakenvlei is also now open for reservations under strict Covid19 protocols, including number restrictions and strict mask wearing.

BOOKINGS
Bookings can be made by contacting Brondwyn on:

  • The new WhatsApp number: 081 826 0835
  • Or by calling the landline number: 021 424 7725  

Bookings will only be taken during office hours: Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.
No bookings will be taken over the weekend.
Members are kindly reminded:

  • To insist on confirmation when booking a beat.
  • To have the relevant documentation with you to present to Cape Nature officials
  • To familiarise yourself with where you’re going before heading out
  • Masks and social distancing are still obligatory.

 In addition, Brondwyn advises that as expected all the rivers are low and water temperatures tend to be high in the lower reaches. Water temperatures will also be high at Lakenvlei Dam. Fishing picks up again towards the end of April if winter rains arrive in time. All the streams close on May 31 until September 1.

Despite difficult conditions there has been some fishing taking place, especially in the Elandspad as cabin fever tends to encourage anglers to escape from restricted environments.

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Elandspad