Average of 19 - 22 ºC
0mm (No rain received this month)
The bay on the right as you pass where the Fish Eagle Safari Boat is
moored, 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.
Tiger Fish caught during the month ranged from 1kg – 2kg.
The largest one of 2kg’s was caught on sardine.
The Dam level continues to decrease slightly due to the winter
season with less rainfall. Be careful of tree stumps and structures that may be protruding from or just below the water level.
Total Tiger Fish:
An average of 27 Tiger Fish were caught in 27 trips this month off the Pongola Game Reserve boats.
A few Barbel were also caught while fishing for Tiger Fish, also caught on sardine.
Bait of the Month:
The largest one of 2kg’s was caught on sardine. Live bait was also successful this month.
As mentioned in the June report we are looking at breeding our
own live bait, on which most of the larger Tiger Fish are caught
and we hope to have all this in place by the time the summer
arrives and the fishing season gets underway. Well, the first step
has been achieved. Below is a photo of one of our live bait
breeding ponds at Nkwazi Lake Lodge: