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, 24 rods caught 56 trout. The longest was a 66cm rainbow trout, caught in Glengariff by S. Senekal/D. Parsons. Blair Athol is fishing well with a good water level and healthy stock. The rivers to be opened for fishing on the 1st September 2021.
On the club’s still waters, 18 rods caught 20 trout, the heaviest of which was a 3kg rainbow by S. Senekal at Glengariff. The rivers remain closed until further notice.
On the still waters, 17 rods caught 28 trout, the heaviest of which was a 6.5lbs beauty by R. Doherty at Ringstead. The rivers remain closed until further notice.
On the rivers, 26 rods caught 115 trout. The longest was a 48cm beaut, landed at Lower Upper Ericsberg by R.Quin. On the still waters, 37 rods caught 46 trout. The longest was a 58cm rainbow, landed at Glengariff by M. Brandis. During the UHTFC Rivers in May Festival, 579 trout were landed. And during Read more about May, 2021[…]
On the rivers, 27 rods caught 133 trout. The longest was 48cm, caught at Lower Tretower by Wessie. On the still waters, 36 rods caught 30 trout. The heaviest was 5lbs, caught at Ringstead by J. Vaubell. A water temperature of 17oC was measured at Glengariff. Water at Ringstead is still dirty.
The rivers were on fire this month, with 8 rods landing 105 trout. The longest was a 43cm caught at Lower Ericsberg by M. Pitt. On the still waters, 26 rods caught 33 trout. The heaviest was 7lbs at Glengariff by J. Vaubell. Water temperature of 21oC was measured at Trelevan 4. Both Ringstead and Read more about March, 2021[…]
In February, 22 rods took to the still waters, and caught 15 trout. The longest was a 53cm beauty landed by A. Payn at Ringstead. Water temperature measurements taken at Turners Cottage were 23 degrees at 3 meters. No anglers took to the rivers. Waters conditions on the rivers have been unpredictable.
In January, on the still waters, 36 rods landed 27 trout. The heaviest was a 2.6kg rainbow caught by S. Senekal at Lunds. In the rivers, 3 rods landed 2 trout of about 350g (L. Bainbridge at Upper Tretower). Water temperature measurements taken at the end of January 2021 at various still waters were between Read more about January, 2021[…]
December was another good month on the still waters, with 58 rods landing 85 trout. The longest was a 69cm beaut, caught by B. Brandis at Lake Ringstead. Fishing on the rivers remained tough with 6 rods landing 2 trout. The longest was 10cm, caught by G. Fendt at Lower Rocks.
The club’s still waters continue to fish well, with 25 rods landing 44 trout. The heaviest weighed in at 5.32kg, and was caught by B. Brandis at Finelands. The water temperature was 18C at Finelands and 20C a Lake Ringstead. On the rivers, 4 landed 2 trout, the longest of which was 6cm by A. Read more about November, 2020[…]