Fishing Report 12 March 2018
Weather for the week.
Light breeze from the W 3 m/s then at midday it wings to a gentle Easterly breeze 4 m/s. Max temp 27 wave height 1.7 period 15.
High Tide 02.00 Low 07.59
Gentle NE breeze at 5 m/s then around midday it swings slightly to a gentle ENE 5 m/s. Max temp 32. Wave height 1.6 dropping to 1.4 period 10.
High Tide 02.32 Low 08.32
Much the same as Wednesday, gentle NE breeze at 5 m/s then around midday it swings slightly to a gentle ENE 5 m/s. Rain is forecast for the evening. Max temp 32. Wave height 1.3 period 10.
High Tide03.00 Low 09.02
Double up on 2 little Honey comb rays………..having fun you say……..not when you fishing alone with your 2 young sons and both rods are going, anyway Dad managed to land both the honeys after a long fight, he was passing the rods between himself and his oldest son of about 7.At this time of year the little Rays come into the estuary to seek shelter and feed, please be gentle with them and get the back as soon as possible, try not turn the over to get the hook out, it does them harm. Lots and lots of little Grunter both Javelin and Spotted were caught over the weekend together with River Bream, the St Luci pest is always having a go at you bait , put a bigger hook on to avoid catching these prickle little chaps.
3 of our locals have just came back from Nationals, Susan finished 29thoverall in the ladies whist fishing for another province as Zululand never sent a ladies team this year which made her fishing trip very challenging as she was fishing in a team of people she had never met before. Gawie fished for his old province Central Gauteng and they were the strongest team this year as they were holding the whole table up ( plum last) Gawie however excelled and made the Protea Inland team with a fine puffer of 23g ( he says it was a Raggie), well done young man. Julian who is already a Grand Master Protea Angler (This first angler to have colors in all three age groups, normal, masters and grand masters) went down as the Zululand manager and they finished 4thapparently they were very close to getting a meddle as Max said they only 21 more points……….if only, however we very proud of our local anglers. Watch out for Zululand next year we on a roll.
The first day of the Cape to Rio was a blow out and the comp became a one day event. Saturday morning all the boats managed to get out and catch fish the following species were boated Couta, Queen Mackerel, Queen Fish, Dorado and Tuna. The biggest fish was a 10.1kg King Mackerel. As the evening wore on there were many tales of big fish dropped next to the boat, either chucking hooks or knots slipping but anyway that is how it goes and good fun was had by all, Sunday was pack up time and the trip back to reality. No local boats launched not surprising as it was very windy here.
Next monthly mug will be on the 1 April at the Umlalazi Ski Boat Club.
Umlalazi Ski Boat Club Couta classic 7-8 April 2018.