At the moment the Club controls about 16 still waters and 14 river beats over 60 km on the Umzimkulu and Pholela Rivers. The dams are stocked regularly with rainbow trout and, in some of the dams, with 10 % brown trout. The river population of rainbow trout is self-sustaining and in equilibrium, which means that the river fishing is completely natural and that the fish are wild. Some of the still waters have bass populations. Once stocked in the dams the fish are left to fend for themselves and in effect become wild trout. The angler therefore has to use all his skill and cunning to catch them. On most dams the Club has boats available for anglers at no extra charge.
All fishing takes place on private farms and there are strict rules governing the behavior of members and visitors alike so that the land owners are inconvenienced as little as possible and their interests and farming activities are fully protected.
The still waters are open for fishing every day of the year, but there is a closed season on the rivers from 15 May to 31 August every year. The closure dates may be amended in times of severe drought, when low water levels make fishing difficult or impossible.
There are vacancies for members and anyone who wishes to apply is welcome to contact the Club by e-mail, fax or telephone.
On the still waters, 32 rods landed 19 trout, the longest of which was a 66cm rainbow at Ringstead by N.van Rooyen. On the river beats, 12 rods caught 23 trout, longest of which was 12 inches.
On the still waters, 40 rods landed 84 trout, the longest of which was 59cm at Ringstead by M.Brandis. On the rivers, 15 rods caught 40 trout, the longest of which was a beaut 45cm at Watermead by J.Coetser.
On the club’s still waters, 39 rods landed 61 trout. The heaviest were two 2.8kg caught rainbows, caught at Finelands and Ringstead. Please note, Roccos Dam is closed until further notice due to fault on the dam wall.
On the club’s still waters, 33 rods landed a total of 56 trout, the largest of which was a 57cm rainbow at Ringstead. The rivers saw limited rod pressure, with 2 rods producing just a single fish of 1.5lbs. North End has been closed until further notice due to poor water quality.
On the still waters, 30 trout were landed by 14 rods. The longest was a 58cm rainbow caught at Goxhill by M. Brandis. Sadly the rivers were a little slower with 2 rods not producing any fish.
On the still waters, 42 rods caught 85 trout. The largest was a 4.2kg rainbow landed at Turner`s Cottage by M. Brandis. On the rivers, 9 rods produced 9 trout. The longest was a 44cm at Lower Rocks, caught by a visitor.
On the still waters, 50 rods produced 54 trout, the heaviest of which was an 8lb landed at Ringstead by J. Lucey. On the rivers, 7 rods landed 18 trout, the longest of which was a 48cm rainbow on Upper Tretower by R. Pretorius. Water temperatures are sitting at 23 degrees C. Please land your Read more about December, 2018[…]
The club’s still waters continued to produced results, with 39 rods landing 119 trout. The largest was an impressive 4.012kg caught by L. Lund at Glengariff. Low and murky water has been reported at Finelands 1 and Trelevan’s 4, so please bear this in mind when booking. Not many anglers took to the rivers, but Read more about November, 2018[…]
It was great to see the rivers producing results, after tough conditions in recent times. Eight rods landed 28 trout, the longest of which was a 38cm rainbow caught by R. Pretorius. On the still waters, 35 rods produced 75, the heaviest of which was 3kg.
With the rivers finally open after the off season, 9 anglers took to the water to see whether conditions had improved after a tough previous season brought about by the drought. Between them they produced 7 fish, all in the 25cm range, which looks promising for the upcoming season. The club’s still waters were heavily Read more about September, 2018[…]