Jozini Report 20-22 September 2013

2013-09-30 09:40:54
Pongolapoort Dam, KwaZulu-Natal - Freshwater Fishing Report

On the way up I struggled for fuel as all the garages I went to were closed due to the strike, I eventually got fuel and it seem that this fuel was dirty as I was plagued with dirty fuel problems all the way up and back. Once home I had to replace all fuel lines, fuel pump and filter, wash out my fuel tank and clean my carburettors. I also arrived late for our 1st fishing session.

On Friday it was stinking hot and over 40deg.C with a very strong NE wind, we managed 5 fish nothing big. Friday night the weather turned and it got icy cold along with rain and temperature never went over 19deg.C for the rest of the trip. On Saturday we managed 7 fish in a howling SW wind, and on Sunday we only managed 1 fish, making it the worst day I have ever had on Jozini, at least on that day there was no wind.

Even though we did not land a lot of fish, we had a lot of action and we missed and lost so many fish, I got spooled on a big one, and we also got bitten off countless times and even had fish launch at our lures right next to the boat as we were bringing them out to re-cast. What we found is that the fish were missing the lures in many cases.

The water level at the dam is still full and the water is warming up nicely.

Fish Species: Tiger Fish
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Lake Jozini Tiger Fish
Lake Jozini Tiger Fish

Lake Jozini Tiger Fish
Lake Jozini Tiger Fish

Mike Laubscher

About The Author: Mike Laubscher

Company: Blue Water Charters - Durban

Area Reporting: Durban. KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Bio: Have been fishing since the age of 7 with more than 30 years experience. Fish in both Saltwater & Freshwater Disciplines. Fly Fishing Specialist, Artificial Lure Specialist, Light Tackle Specialist. Love Fishing, completely addicted to fishing.

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