THE LITTLE POTT RIVER – GEORGE BRITS
This is a charming stream 15 kilometres to the north of the village of Maclear. It runs in wonderfully rugged sandstone topography and carries a good head of brown trout. It’s superb nymphing water – Zaks, Flashbacks or Gold-ribbed Hare’s Ears and PTNs – and typical of brown trout streams there is often an evening hatch when the fish move out of deep, hidden primary lies to feed in shallow runs and tail outs.
I have always fished the lower sections but a place with a great reputation for beauty and supreme fly fishing is Woodcliffe, owned by Phyll Sephton. This is the last farm on the road before the vast hinterland of the southern Drakensberg starts. See more on this link
The custodian of most of the other fly waters in this area – there are 1000 kilometres available - is the Maclear Fly Fishing Club. For more details, contact Theuns Botha (073 674 3326) or Noel Wagenaar (045 932 1038). Day permits for the rivers in the area are available at Maclear Agencies or Maclear Nissan at R150-00 per day.
Fishing guides available: Contact Colin Moolman (045-9321139 H 045-9321046 W) or Richard Viedge (082 6571728)
Now enjoy the upper Little Pott with George Brits
Close enough to Heaven that it makes little difference I'd say!!