Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report




Temp (River):
Minimum:24 C Maximum:27 C

Water Clarity:
Clear, but also murky in places in the river section.

Water Level:
45.92%

Rainfall:
79mm

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.

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg 4.5kg.

Biggest Fish:
4.5kg

Other Conditions:
The Dam level has increased since last month, due to the rainfall received in the catchment and the Bivane Dam which is overflowing resulting in the increase in the river inflow. Be careful of tree stumps and structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 532 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats.

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

Bait of the Month:
Most were caught on sardine, chicken livers and live bait.

General Info:
Spinners and lures were not so successful during March.