Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Minimum:18 C Maximum:20 C

Water Clarity:
Clear, but also 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 structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 500gr 2kg. The largest being 2kgs, but plenty small fish around at the moment.

Biggest Fish:

Other Conditions:
The Dam level is continuing to drop/decrease again as is normal during the winter months.

Total Tiger Fish:
An Average of 47 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Most were caught on sardine and chicken livers.

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

Bait of the Month:
Spinner and spoons were also successful, but sardine and chicken livers being the most successful. The best colour for spoons and spinners this month were red and silver.