Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 19 - 21 ºC

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

Water Level:

0mm (No rain received this month)

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 – 4.2kg.

Biggest Fish:

Other Conditions:
The Dam level has decreased slightly again since last month. We are now in our winter season with less rainfall. Be careful of tree stumps and structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.

Total Tiger Fish:

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

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

General Info:
We have purchased 4 new pontoon boats which we have called Jacana’s, which can carry 8 passengers plus our skipper, and have a gas braai on board. These are excellent boats, which are already proving to be popular. See below photos: We are also planning to expand the bait selection which we can make available to our guests. We are planning to make Capenta (dead bait) available and also looking at breeding our own live bait, on which most of the larger Tiger Fish are caught. We hope to have all this in place by the time the summer arrives and the fishing season gets underway.