Pongola Game Reserve Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Average of 14C 19C

Water Clarity:
Clear water

Water Level:


Fishing Area:
From Mpalane Bay and Nkwazi jetties (be careful of tree stumps), 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 3.5kg.

Biggest Fish:
The largest one of 3.5kg was caught on a Rapala while trolling. Bait fishing was a bit slow this month.

Total Tiger Fish:
Game Reserve boats. Live bait, sardines and chicken livers worked but was slow, plenty patience was required!

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

Bait of the Month:
Bright colours (Orange Rapala) when trolling.

General Info:
Even though the fishing was a bit slow this month, due to the colder water temperatures, some nice fish were still caught. As they say - a bad day fishing is still better than a good day at the office!