Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 19C 27C

Water Clarity:
Murky in the river section and parts of the main Dam, due to the continued influx of water from upstream.

Water Level:


Fishing Area:
From Mpalane Bay, in front of Nkwazi Lake Lodge, Pump Station, the bay as you pass the KZN Wildlife campsites, Elephant Bay in 2 - 8m of water and towards the mouth of the river where it enters the main Dam.

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg 2.5kg.

Biggest Fish:
The largest one of 2.5kg was caught on sardine

Other Conditions:
The Dam level continues to increase due to the good rains received in the area and in the river catchment. It is great to once again see the Dam at its current level!

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 67 Tiger Fish were caught off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Sardine was once again the bait of the month, but live bait, chicken livers and chicken hearts also worked well. Not as many Tiger Fish were caught compared to last month, as it was a fairly quite month in terms of boat bookings with many guests getting back into work mode, but we are sure the lure of the Tiger Fish will call them back soon!

A few Silver Catfish and Barbel were caught while fishing for Tiger Fish, using sardines and chicken livers.

Other Species:
Silver Catfish

Bait of the Month:
None. Due to the murky water the Tigers were feeding mainly by sense of smell.

General Info:
The beauty and tranquillity of the Dam is not to be missed. We have been truly blessed with good rains. Great News - Launching and Jetties available at Mvubu Bay again. We hope to see you soon out on the water!