Date of Report: Saturday, 17th April 2021
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Name: Brondwyn Douglas (Cape Piscatorial Society Secretary)
Phone: 081 826 0835


Brondwyn Douglas, the new secretary to the Cape Piscatorial Society reports that although there has been no further rain since the good falls of March the fishing in the Smalblaar and Elandspad continues to be excellent. Although the flows have dropped they are still more than adequate and there are plenty of fish around. The fact that the water temps are down means that the fish are feeding thoughout most the day. The decline in water temperatures has also benefitted the Holsloot which is a managed river with compensation water being released from the Stettynskloof Dam at the head of the kloof. The ticket holders continue to complete their trips to the Jan du Toit’s , but the less experienced are finding it a challenge as the water is gin clear. The road up to the Witte is closed for the time being which is a pity as it will be necessary to see whether the brown trout population has recovered from the serious drought and heat wave of several years ago.

Lakenvlei Dam near Ceres is now standing at 81,6% which is unusually high for this time of year. In addition to that the water temperature has dropped significantly since March so one can look forward to an excellent winter season. Whereas the streams close at the end of May this stillwater remains open throughout the year.

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.


Holsloot River – Photo courtesy of Tim Rolston