Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 20C 33C

Water Clarity:
Murky in the river section due to influx of water from the Pongola River.

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 continues to be the most popular fishing spot.

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg 4.2kg.

Biggest Fish:
The largest one of 4.2kg was caught on sardine.

Other Conditions:
The Dam level is up due to some rain received upstream in the catchment area, and we are hoping for some good rains during the summer season to raise the level of the Dam. Be careful of tree stumps and structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 489 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats, we an increase in numbers in the 2kg+ range.


Other Species:
A few Barbel and Bream were also caught while fishing for Tiger Fish. Worms and chicken hearts also worked well for Bream.

General Info:
Not only was it a good fishing month enjoyed by all, but the game viewing from the water was excellent with some great sightings of elephant thrown into the mix as well. Dont miss out on a great relaxing summer experience, book soon!