Fishing Report 2 April 2018
Weather for the week.
Partly cloudy wind starting as a Light Breeze from the NNE increasing to a gentle breeze at 5 m/s by the afternoon. Max temp 29. Wave height 1.4 period 10
High Tide 04.50 Low 10.56
Gentle breeze NNE 5 m/s swing to an E at 3 m/s by the early afternoon. Max temp 29. Wave height 1.5 period 13.
High Tide 05.18 Low 11.25
Partly cloudy with a light breeze from the N 2 m/s swinging to an E by early afternoon at 5 m/s. Max temp 29. Wave height 1.5 period 12.
High Tide 05.46 Low 11.33
Sunny skies, day starts with a moderate breeze at 6 m/s from the NNE and remains like this for the remainder of the day. Max temp 31. Wave height 1.6 period 9.
High Tide 06.12 Low 00.33
Seems to be the best place to fish, by now one would expect the fish to be full, I saw pictures of 2 very nice fish, a big Squaretail Cob and River Snapper. Species landed as reported in the shop, Shad, Pickhandle Barracuda, River Bream, Javelin Grunter, Big Eye Kingfish, Spotted Grunter to name a few. A Diamond Ray was caught to the left of the main carpark of just over a meter.
This weekend the surf zone was very slow although some fish were caught they were far and few between. Port Dunford area produced some nice Shad on Friday morning, the main beach saw some action on Saturday morning for 1 group of anglers but apart from that it was very quiet.
Fishing was very slow over the weekend in our local waters, even out at high point not much was happening. Our Charter that went out yesterday struggled to catch fish, they did not see any activity in the water all day apart from a few tiny flying fish. Even the birds were sitting on the water. Fishing can and must get better with the Couta Classic coming up.
Umlalazi Ski Boat Club Couta classic 7-8 April 2018.