Transkei Fun – River Perch on Fly
Just got back from a few days at Umbotyi on the Pondoland coast. We managed to get some time in on a couple of the smaller rivers to chase Nkula Nkula (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) and River Perch (Acanthopagrus berda).
We didn’t get any Nkula Nkula but we get get a few Perch.
Perch, or River Bream, are a fun and hugely under utilised angling species. They live in and around structure and eat flies without qualms; they even smash top water patterns such as sliders, flippers and gurglers.
J had to flex his guns to pull this beast out from the structure 🙂
Flipper caught Perch
Every bay in the Kei holds another river… Some big, some, like this, small and cosy!
Nick Filmalter prospecting under the trees.
JD working a hole…
Typical Perch and Nkula Nkula territory. Against the bank in amongst the stones.
JD Filmalter chuffed with another Perch.
Transkei mud is always going to be a nuisance during summer fishing.
And there’s always a thousand other things to keep you distracted in the Transkei! Fraser Falls, Pondoland.