My last trip up to the garden route was a disaster fish wise. Despite being my lucky new moon the rivers were practically fresh water from all the rain. And COLD from the snow. I measured Little Brak at 13 degrees.
But this gave me a great opportunity to explore some estuaries and areas I haven’t had a chance to-
A hot spot for Mussel Cracker. The sea was too big for me but I think on less than 1.5m swell it could produce well.
Great Brak River:
Still as beautiful as I remember it. Unfortunately it was a watery desert in the cold but its been open all winter and should produce this summer.
The reefs at Little Brak Mouth:
Looked absolutely pristine for Belman. Ill be back there this summer.
A legend in fly fishing circles. Its now wide open. Should be incredible this summer.