The reigning Africa Open champion managed a respectable 69 on day one to put himself within three shots of early leader Andrew Johnston, who set the clubhouse target at six-under-par.
Fisher has been campaigning on the European Tour from the co-sanctioned events of thee ‘summer swing’ in South Africa. He claimed a runaway victory at East London Golf Club in March and followed it up with a share of 23rd at the Tshwane Open a week later.
Since then he is yet to miss a cut abroad, with his top result being a share of 22nd at the Open de Espana. While he has been consistently making it to the weekend he is yet to produce the same clinical golf that saw him win earlier this year.
On Thursday he seemed to be back on track, and turned in one-under-par 35 after making birdie at the fifth hole. The 35-year-old was then able to make some red numbers on the back nine and birdied both the 16th and 18th holes for a share of 12th place.
Countryman Hennie Otto carded a one-under-par 71 to take up 36th place, while a further nine South Africans were yet to complete their rounds.