We gave Rust de Winter in Limpopo a bash this past weekend, 17thaugust 2011. What a day’s fishing. In the morning the water was a little chilly at 56 degrees Fahrenheit, so the fishing was a little slow. I managed to land 3 fish, the biggest of which was about 1.3 kg’s and lying deep.
After a short brunch we hit the water again around 12. The water temp had risen significantly to about 63 degrees Fahrenheit and this seemed to wake the fish up effectively. Two of the guys I was fishing with doubled up on their first cast back on the water. From that point on we hammered the fish for the rest of the day. The fish were much shallower now, probably enjoying the warmth. Natural coloured flukes were the ticket, although we did manage to land fish on grubs and cranks too.
The largest fish that I landed was a 2.2kg bass, one of the nicer fish I have caught in a long time. Will definitely hit Rust de Winter this season more often than the last.