The Mooi River, Kamberg

The Mooi River, Kamberg

Fresh Water, Trout
[caption id="attachment_359" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Mooi River[/caption] Sunday morning started at the normal 5:30am for me when I packed the car and headed for the Kamberg Nature Reserve. Nick was heading up Sani Pass and so I'd decided to take the opportunity to explore the Mooi River which we'd always ignored for some unknown reason. Sharon was originally going to join me but ended up working at a golf day her company was sponsoring and hence I explored alone. When I arrived at the reserve I parked at the picnic site near the gate and walked down to the river. My first impression was "WOW, what a fantastic water!" Carefully I climbed into the crystal clear water, which was flowing steadily, and began the trip upstream. The upper Mooi River…
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Open Season (For Rivers Anyway)

Open Season (For Rivers Anyway)

Fresh Water, Trout
[caption id="attachment_354" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Nick Nortje On The Mooi River[/caption] Sunday saw Nick and I head out fishing once again. The rivers opened on the 1st September and we thought we'd go and look at a section of the Mooi River I'd fished two or so years ago. After the usual 5:30 start and mandatory cup of Wild Bean coffee we hit our first glitch...road closure in Pietermartizburg. A "quick" divert through town saw us arriving somewhat later than planned. We kitted up quickly and began the 5km walk downstream to the start of the beat. The water was surprising clear for Reekie Lyn and was low as expected. That said the higher than usual winter rainfall (and snow) meant the river was at least flowing. As an added bonus…
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Reekie Lyn And Kamberg Bashing

Reekie Lyn And Kamberg Bashing

Fresh Water, Trout
[caption id="attachment_235" align="aligncenter" width="900"] An In Flood Reekie Lyn[/caption] I picked up Bruce and Nick at 5:30am and we began the long journey to Reekie Lyn, a 5km section of the Mooi River just below Kamberg, which we would be fishing for the day. Sadly things got off to a bad start when the rain started bucketing down before we'd even reached Cato Ridge. None the less we pushed on, stopping only for our regular cup of very average coffee from the Wild Bean Cafe. An hour later, and nearing Nottingham Road, the rain was still pouring down. Bruce had taken to dropping hints about stopping for a cooked breakfast and Nick was starting to nod in agreement. [caption id="attachment_236" align="alignright" width="300"] Warren Fishing Erskine[/caption] Thankfully, just as the two…
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The Mooi River

The Mooi River

Fresh Water, Trout
[caption id="attachment_137" align="alignright" width="300"] The Mooi River[/caption] Just 2 days after a fantastic morning's fishing on the Lotheni River, I was back in the Berg, this time fishing a section of the Mooi River just below Kamberg nature reserve. Shaun and I left Plantations at around 5:30am, and after a short stop for coffee, were at the river by 7:30am. We kitted up and started our 5km walk downstream, from where we would fish our way back to the car. On the way down we fished a few of the pools without much luck. The weather was overcast, with a cold front approaching, and we figured this could've turned the fish off. Shortly after turning around and heading back to the car, the sky cleared and the sun came out.…
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