Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Minimum:20 C Maximum:28 C

Water Clarity:
Clear, but also murky in places in the river section.

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

Average Size:
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg 2.8kg. The largest being 2.8kgs, which was caught by Neil Graham on his own boat (stayed at Nkwazi Lake Lodge).

Other Conditions:
The Dam level has decreased slightly since 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 500 Tiger Fish were caught this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Most were caught on sardine and chicken livers. Live bait was also successful this month.

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

Bait of the Month:
Spinners and lures were not so successful during January.