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Fishing Report December 2022

Temp (River): Average of 20ºC – 24ºC


Water Clarity: Murky in the river section due to influx of water from upstream, a bit clearer towards the main Dam.

Water Level: 79.33%

Rainfall: 163.5mm

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.

Other Conditions: The Dam level has risen nicely since the last report dur to the good rains received in the catchment, and this is expected to continue with more rain predicted.

Average Size: Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg – 3.5kg. The largest one of 3.5kg was caught on sardine.

Total Tiger Fish: An average of 710 Tiger Fish were caught off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Sardines, chicken livers and hearts as well as spinners worked well.  

Barbel: Barbel, as well as Silver Catfish, were also caught while fishing for Tiger Fish, using sardine and chicken livers and hearts.

Lure Colour of the Month: None.

Important news: Catches are increasing and guests are having great fun out on the water. Don’t miss out and join in the 2023 Tiger Frenzy, and create great memories with family and friends!

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