February 201312 February, 2013
|2013 is now in full swing and bookings are coming in fast and furious, so please if you have yet to make your selection for the year I suggest doing so to avoid disappointment.|
Fishing has been fantastic. Daryl Mayer caught 73 fish in one weekend and the largest taken to date has been over 4lbs. The weather continues to pay a big part in the fishing. We have had a tremendous amount of rain which has caused havoc to already badly damaged roads. It is a priority to have these sorted out as soon as possible weather permitting. We have also had some incredibly hot days and plenty of snakes have been seen so please be alert as to where you place your next step!
Fish Stocking20 December, 2012
|Thank you to all who attended the AGM on the 27th of November. The bookings are now open for 2013 and there are still syndicate slots available for new members. |
The dams were stocked on the 10th of December in time for the holidays so good fishing should be the order of the day. Please report any untoward activity. The weather continues to fluctuate but severe thunderstorms have become a rather common occurrence. Make sure you bring gear for the four seasons!
May we take this opportunity to wish you and your families’ safe and happy holidays and best wishes for a prosperous 2013.
Winter 201222 August, 2012
|Just when you think winter has gone it gives you a jolt – the weather has alternated between having glorious days to snow, gale force winds and we are now having hot days. The veld is still very dry posing a high fire threat. There was a fire a few weeks back on the portion of the farm above the railway line which spread very rapidly in high winds. Having said that some of the trees are already beginning to blossom! This varied and extreme change in the weather has played havoc with the fishing though – the water has been crystal clear making fishing hard to say the least.|
December/January24 January, 2011
|Best wishes for 2011|
As many of you may have experienced it has been a very wet December/January. It has been raining daily and sometimes for days on end. From the 1st of December till today 24 January 2011 we have had a total of 625mls. 30 mls fell yesterday within the space of 12 minutes! Cascades bridge has overflowed a couple of times and the river is at its peak! Fishing has been hard under these conditions but rewarding. Bar the daily downpour we have also had the most spectacular electrical storms. Four trees have been struck by lightning, splitting them in half and bringing them down to the ground. Please exercise extreme caution when wielding a graphite rod around – rather take cover at the cottage!
The new season is upon us and the cottages are open for bookings. Please book early to avoid any disappointment.
November 201001 November, 2010
|The rain has eventually come and we have had a good soaking this past week, and the river is now back to flowing strongly. Martin Hobbs was up at Lunsklip and had excellent river fishing ranging from 1 .5 – 2.8lbs. Hamil’s Killer and Black woolly buggers seem to be the order of the day.|
The Annual General has been scheduled for the 17th of November 17.30 for 18.00hrs at the Johannesburg Country Club, Dining Room 4 on the 1st floor, notification has been emailed to you.
There is still availability for November and December so please contact me should you wish to make an extra booking before the New Year.
Spring 201001 September, 2010
|Its spring time and we have had half a millimetre of rain which has at least settled the dust and the grass is already looking greener. The apple blossoms are out and the willow trees are green. The weather is varied as is typical for Dullstroom so always come prepared!|
Fishing has been tough but rewarding. Fish caught have been between 2 and 3.6lbs. Olive and black patterns seem to be working and the odd orange egg pattern. Raymond will be stocking again this week in preparation for the long weekend.
The Annual General Meeting will be held in October or November but a notice will be sent out in due course.