Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Minimum:21 C Maximum:26 C

Water Clarity:
Clear from Nkwazi jetties towards the main Dam, but murky in places in the river section.

Water Level:


Fishing Area:
The bay on the right as you pass where the Fish Eagle Safari Boat is moored, 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 2kg.

Biggest Fish:

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

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 543 Tiger Fish were caught in 72 trips this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats.

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 April.