Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 18C 22C

Water Clarity:
Mostly clear water.

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. Be careful of tree stumps in the water.

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg 3.2kg.

Biggest Fish:
The largest one of 3.2kg was caught on sardine.

Other Conditions:
The Dam level has stabilised just under the 85% mark.

Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 320 Tiger Fish were caught off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Mavungana Flyfishing did well with +/- 450 fish caught. Rapalas and spinners were the most successful during May. Sardine, chicken livers, chicken hearts and live bait also worked well.

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:
Silver and orange Rapala.

General Info:
Even though we have now moved into winter, and water temperatures dropping, guests have still had a great month of fishing.