Date of Report: Thursday, 8th July 2021
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Name: Vikki Geldenhuys (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Phone: 081 826 0835

The CPS welcomes Vikki Geldenhuys who takes over as secretary from Brondwyn Douglas who resigned at the end of June. Vikki reports that 2500 rainbows of about 15cm in size were recently stocked in Lakenvlei Dam near Ceres where the CPS manages the fishery. The release of a large number of young fish in this large dam will probably stimulate the feeding behaviour of the resident population of trout, and in fact the hut at the dam is fully booked until the end of the month. The level of Lakenvlei now stands at 84,4% today which is the highest it has been in June for many years and at the current rate will probably reach 100% by July.

Also note that all the streams in the Western Cape are now closed until September 1.

Bookings can be made by contacting the secretary:

  • 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.

A good and attractive alternative to consider is La Ferme near Franschoek. This destination has 4 dams 3 of which are stocked in autumn and winter with reasonable sized rainbows. Alex at La Ferm reports that boobies and nymphs have worked well but a welcome feature of the trout fishing has been the productive dry fly fishing during the midday period. Another surprise is that despite the cold, winter weather a good number of bass have been taken recently, some of a decent size.


A La Ferme trout