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Western Cape drought
« on: June 06, 2017, 03:24:29 PM »
It looks like this drought is going to set back freshwater fishing in the Cape for many years to come. Has anyone gone out to Theewaterskloof and Voelvlei lately? Does it look like some fish will survive to restock them once the water levels rise?

I went to Rondevlei this weekend to check it out as it was one of my favorite venues back in the day and I was shocked to find just a small puddle left in the main dam. The guy at the office said he saw a few splashes last time he checked but the shoreline is full of dead carcasses. Maybe only a handful of fish might survive so it will be over a decade before it will be a fishing venue again. I saw that Zeekoevlei and J Dam still have sufficient water in them.

Anyone else been checking which dams have died and which have survived?