Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 17 - 20 C

Water Clarity:
Clear in deeper water, but murky in shallow water.

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. Elephant Bay was the most popular spot this month!

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg 6kg.

Biggest Fish:

Other Conditions:
The Dam level is low due to having just gone through winter and we are hoping for good rains this season. Be careful of tree stumps and structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 749 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats, including some fly-fishing groups. Trolling was the most successful method during August.

A few Barbel and plenty of Bream were also caught while fishing for Tiger Fish. Worms were very successful for Bream.

Bait of the Month:
Orange Rapala.

General Info:
Now that guests are able to travel, with the relaxing of the COVID regulations, and once again visit our hallowed fishing waters, fishing has proven to be excellent, so dont miss out. Some excellent fish were caught! Book now to avoid disappointment!