Fishing Report September 2023
Temp (River): Average of 20ºC – 25ºC
Water Clarity: The water is still nice and clear.
Water Level: 83.38%
Other Conditions: The Dam level dropped 1.73% from the August level. The temperatures are getting nice and warm, resulting in good catches.
Fishing Area: From Mpalane Bay, Crocodile Bay towards the railway bridge, in front of Nkwazi Lake Lodge, Pump Station, the bay as you pass the KZN Wildlife campsites, Elephant Bay in 2 - 8m of water and towards the mouth of the river where it enters the main Dam continue to be the best fishing spots. Just be careful of tree stumps.
Tiger Fish Sizes: Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg – 6.1kg. The largest one of 6.1kg was caught on sardine, and slightly shallower water continues to be the best areas to fish.
Total Tiger Fish: The fishing has been good, with an average of 985 Tiger Fish caught off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Trolling with Rapala’s was still the most successful method. Sardines, chicken livers and chicken hearts as well as spoons also worked well.
Barbel: A few Barbel were caught while fishing for Tiger Fish; using sardine, chicken livers and chicken hearts.
Lure Colour of the Month: Orange and Red Rapala’s
Important News: Even the youngsters are having great success out on the water! Bring your family and enjoy a great and exciting time fishing and enjoying the wonderful environment and views on display.