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Jan Korrubel reports that the freshwater fly fishing in the KZN midlands is on fire at the moment!

Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:48

And he has plenty of pictures to prove it.  Jan says water temperatures are dropping nicely all round, sitting at around 17deg.C for both in the stillwaters and the rivers. 

I was concerned that a report of some 160mm of rain in the Giant’s Castle area while I was away in Rhodes would have put the Bushman’s River out of action for a while, but it appears to have had almost no impact.  I had a guiding booking for 1 April, Glenn Keevy and son Brian, both new to river fishing, and the Bushman’s was in superb condition.  We threw large rubber-leg hopper patterns to willing trout all day.  With Brian’s birthday the day before, the fishing gods granted him the largest fish of the day, taped at a solid 10” / 25.4cm.

The stillwaters are also producing the goods with solid fish in the 50-60cm / 20-24inches range.  These are coming to larger patterns like Woolly Buggers, dragonfly and minnow patterns.

So as we head towards winter, the fish are in proper feed mode, so if a Midlands fishing visit is in your plans, NOW is the time...

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Brian Keevy Bushmans brownie 10

Brian Keevy with his Bushman’s brownie

Bushmans River 1

Bushman’s River this month (above and below)

Bushmans River 2

Greg Zeiler 1

Greg Zeiler’s pretty stillwater rainbow above and brown trout below

Greg Zeiler 2

Injasuti 2 by Greg Zeiler

The Injasuti  (above and below) taken by Greg Zeiler

Injasuti-4-by Greg Zeiler

And, below, a rainbow he took from this lovely Drakensberg stream

Injasuti-3-by Greg Zeiler

 Keegan Kennedy

Keegan Kennedy with a good stillwater rainbow

Rhuan Human 1

Rhuan Human with great stillwater rainbows (above and below)

Rhuan Human 2

Rich Chapman’s nice catch in the next three images

Rich Chapman

Rich Chapman 3

 Rich Chapman 2

Sven Turner 59cm

 Sven Turner’s 59cm rainbow

Wayne Stegen-Midlands by John Barr

Wayne Stegen fishing  a Midlands lake taken by John Barr

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