Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Minimum:21 C Maximum:23 C

Water Clarity:
Murky in places

Water Level:


Fishing Area:
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. Be careful of tree stumps and old structures that are protruding, or just below the water surface.

Biggest Fish:
Tiger Fish caught ranged from 800gr 2kg. No large fish were caught this month, but plenty small fish taking the bait showing that the Tiger Fish are continuing to breed well.

Other Conditions:
The Dam level has come up again slightly but now seems to have stabilise.

Total Tiger Fish:
An Average of 333 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Most were caught on sardine and chicken livers, with a couple on live bait.

Some Barbel were caught while fishing for Tiger Fish, also caught on sardine and chicken livers.

Bait of the Month:
Lures and spoons were again not as successful as dead bait during May.