Fishing Report

Temp (River):
Minimum:22C Average:27C Maximum:31C

Water Clarity:
Dirty in the river section but cleaner at the entrance of the dam when the wind is blowing from the South

Water Level:


Fishing Area:
River stretch, Crocodile Bay, Rhino Bay, at the entrance of the dam, near the KZN campsite bend and opposite Nkwazi Lake Lodge

Average Size:
2kg Tiger fish

Biggest Fish:
A 5kg was the largest Tiger Fish that was caught in December. It was caught on sardine in hot sunny conditions with average water clarity at the trees by KZN Wildlife.

Other Conditions:
The water clarity has been dirty due to strong winds and low water levels during December. With summer in full-swing the water temperature has stayed warm. Bait has been the most successful method during the month with a 5kg being the largest tiger caught at the trees near the KZN Wildlife side. The best fishing spot for December was at the entrance of the dam where the water was cleaner.

Total Tiger Fish:
413 - All released. Many small fish where caught but not recorded due to their low weight

6 Barbel (7kg was the biggest)

Other Species:

Bait of the Month:
Sardines & chicken hearts

General Info:
The fishing methods for December were mostly bait. Brightly coloured artificial lures did work but only when trolling. IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the low levels of the river we have now moved our old Mpalane jetty and launch site to Nkwazi Lake Lodge. Please call us on 082 611 7064 should you wish to find out more information about launching your boats when staying at Nkwazi Lake Lodge or Mpalane lodge