Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Minimum:20 C Maximum:23 C

Water Clarity:
Clear, but also murky in places due to some inflow from the river.

Water Level:


Fishing Area:
Pump Station, the bay as you pass the KZN Wildlife campsites towards the border, Elephant Bay in 3- 5m of water and towards the mountain near the trees in the water. Be careful of tree stumps and structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1.2kg 4.5kg. The largest being 4.5kgs, which was caught on Sardine.

Biggest Fish:
4,5 kg

Other Conditions:
The Dam has stabilized slightly. We are hoping for a good rain season ahead!

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 272 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Most were caught on sardine and chicken livers.

A few Barbel were caught while fishing for Tiger Fish, also caught on sardine.

Bait of the Month:
Spinners also worked quite well this month.