Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 15C 19C

Water Clarity:
Mostly clear water.

Water Level:


Fishing Area:
From Mpalane Bay and Nkwazi jetties, Pump Station, the bay as you pass the KZN Wildlife campsites towards the border, Elephant Bay in 3- 6m of water and towards the mountain near the trees in the water. Elephant Bay continues to be the most popular fishing spot as well as the mouth of the main dam.

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

Biggest Fish:
The largest one of 2.8g was caught on a Rapala. Fly fishing was also very successful this month.

Other Conditions:
Fishing was a bit slower this month due to the colder water temperatures. An average of 140 Tiger Fish were caught off the Pongola Game Reserve boats. Live bait also proved successful.

Total Tiger Fish:

A few Barbel were also caught while fishing for Tiger Fish using sardines and chicken hearts.

Bait of the Month:
Lures: Bright colours

General Info:
Even though we are now officially in the winter season the Tigers are still biting, with clients having some excellent experiences on the water.