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Fishing Report March2023

Fishing Conditions                          


Temp (River): Average of 19ºC – 26ºC


Water Clarity: The water is nice and clear.


Water Level: 84.07%


Rainfall: 15mm


Other Conditions: The Dam level has stabilised, which is great news!


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.

Fish Caught

Tiger Fish Sizes: Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg – 3.6kg. The largest one of 3.6kg was caught on sardine.


Total Tiger Fish: The fishing has been good, with an average of 1518 Tiger Fish caught off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Sardines, chicken livers, chicken hearts and spoons all worked well, with chicken livers and hearts and spoons being the most successful.  


Barbel: A few Barbel, Silver Catfish and Bream were caught while fishing for Tiger Fish; using sardine, chicken livers and chicken hearts.

Lure Colour of the Month: None.


Important News: Fishing was spectacular during March, with anglers having great fun! Don’t miss out on a great time out on the water.

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