Date of Report: Tuesday, 7th January 2020
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Name: Louis de Jager (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Phone: 021-4247725

As we have had an unusually cool summer so far compared to the previous few years and the river flows are still reasonable the fishing has been good for this time of the year. Provided one starts really early in the morning or waits for it to cool down in the evening trout can still be taken. The Holsloot of course is more dependable as compensation water is released from the Stettynskloof Dam which helps to bring temperatures down. And as expected bass are coming out in the warmer conditions all of which must all be killed.

Even Lakenvlei at Ceres has produced some trout if one fishes well down. Bear in mind that this dam is at east 40 metres deep so fish can always drop down to the cooler layers.

However, the forecast indicates that much hotter weather is on its way so maybe this will put an end to what has been a splendid season so far until the autumn rains which we hope will commence by mid April.


The lower section of the Smalblaar – photo courtesy of Leonard Flemmimg