|Date of Report: Wednesday, 11th November 2020|
|Name: Martin Davies
Phone: 082 398 1088 or 046 622 4423
Thrift is very low at the moment, possibly only 30 to 33%, but no water is being released now so the level is pretty stable. The fishing has slowed down with fish becoming more selective as they do in early summer and there have been huge hatches of the fisherman’s curse, the caenis mayfly. However, there have not been many anglers fishing the water in the last couple of weeks.
At Redcliffe Delton Dam has dropped more than a metre but Ventnor is close to full. Martin will be taking a load of fingerlings, mainly rainbow and some browns from his Grahamstown hatchery to stock the Redcliffe waters once it cools down next week.
Stormberg (Queenstown area)
QFFC chairman Reg Morgan (082 7033489) says that fishing pressure has eased up a bit. Most of the dam levels are fair except those used extensively for irrigation. All the dams will be restocked with fingerlings next week.
Alan Hobson of the Angler& Antelope reports that rain is urgently needed, especially for the Swaershoek area and towards Cradock. Kareebosch which has only been recently stocked is dropping fast and 2 of the 4 Buffelshoek dams are virtually dry. In the other 2 Buffelshoek dams the fingerlings which were stocked at 7g in March are already reaching 1 kg which is phenomenal growth. Closer to town Mountain Dam of course continues to give good results.
Although there have been some very hot days the water temperatures are still not ideal for the considerable amount of yellowfish and bass waters on offer in the district.