Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 24 - 29 C

Water Clarity:
Murky in places, particularly in the river section.

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.

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg 2.8kg.

Biggest Fish:
The largest one of 2.8kg was caught on sardine.

Other Conditions:
The Dam level is slightly up compared to last month. Be careful of tree stumps and structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 384 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Sardines as well as chicken livers, chicken hearts and live bait worked well this month.

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

Bait of the Month:
Lures were not very successful.

General Info:
2020 is now well on its way. Come try your hand at hooking a Tiger Fish in our small piece of Zululand paradise!