Waters & words : a celebration of flyfishing

The Trout Streams of KwaZulu Natal

Each of these pdf documents is a collection of maps, stories, history and book excerpts and other useful information about each of the streams mentioned.  The documents are being updated and improved regularly, and with the help of fellow fly-fishing enthusiasts who are willing to share what we have here in KZN, more streams will be added in future.

For each stream I attempt to have:

  • A link to the extensive pdf document
  • A gallery of Trout caught in that stream
  • A photo gallery of the stream

I hope that this resource will prove valuable to any flyfisher wanting to immerse him or herself in everything to do with the stream they are planning to fish.

These documents are for private use, and may not be sold or distributed for commercial gain.

The Mooi

The pdf: The Mooi River: https://truttablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/The-magic-Mooi-rev-4-Jan-2021.pdf

Gallery of Trout: Typical Mooi River Browns:

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=8A3AC9023BA29232&resid=8A3AC9023BA29232%21125&authkey=AK5FVZ0S1V-R3IM

Photo Gallery:


The uMngeni

The pdfThe Umgeni River:   Trout on the Doorstep

Interactive maps: Follow these links for interactive maps, with bits of history, lore, photos, pool names, and the like.

Gallery of Trout: Typical Umgeni Browns:

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=8A3AC9023BA29232&resid=8A3AC9023BA29232%21149&authkey=AG0cxgG1EFpVtOA

Photo Gallery:


The Bushmans

The pdf:  The Bushmans River: https://truttablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bushmans-Beats-rev-3-Jan-2021-2.pdf

Gallery of Trout:  Typical Browns of the Bushmans:

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=8A3AC9023BA29232&resid=8A3AC9023BA29232%21106&authkey=ACoz9fFX1krXNLE

Photo Gallery:


The Inzinga

The pdf:  The Inzinga River: https://tinyurl.com/yyh9e5z4

Gallery of Trout:  Under development

Photo Gallery:


The Lotheni:

The PDF:    https://truttablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/The-cold-side-of-the-mountain-Lotheni-rev-2-Jan-2021-1.pdf

Gallery of Trout:

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=8A3AC9023BA29232&resid=8A3AC9023BA29232%21553&authkey=AAHway3AgjQ4UX0

Photo Gallery:

Under development


Under construction:  Umkomaas (Umkhomazi), Injashuti, Elands, ….

Additions, suggestions, complaints?  Please mail me at “truttablog at gmail.com”