Fishing Report 18 June 2018.
Weather for the week.
Gentle breeze at 4 m/s from the S, Sunny skies and a max temp of 24. Wave height 1.6 period 13
High Tide 06.56 Low tide 00.40
Light breeze from the WSW at 3m/s swinging to a gentle breeze at 5 m/s from the SW. Partly cloudy with some rain forecast in the evening, max temp 22. Wave height 1.5 period 14.
High Tide 07.49 Low tide 01.34
Gentle breeze at 4 m/s from the SSE swinging in the afternoon to a light breeze at 2 m/s from the WSW. Cloudy all day with a max of 20. Wave height 19 period 14.
High Tide 08.51 Low 02.38
Light breeze from the N at 4 m/s swinging to a NE at 5 m/s, sunny all day with a max of 24. Wave height 1.3 period 12.
High Tide 10.09 Low 03.57
The lagoon is settling down to the winter season with Cob and Malabar Rockcod been the prime targets, there were some small Kob in over the weekend as well as a Hound Shark much to everybody surprise, the list of species caught in the lagoon is growing and growing, this is a good sign as it must mean we have a healthy estuarine system. For the birders we have had Spoonbills and Reb Backed Pelicans visiting, the Spoonbills are still here.
A very nice 6 KG Kob was landed in front of the Siyayi on Sunday morning, it was tagged and released otherwise from the Edible side most of the fish caught were small Kob. There are still a lot of small sharks in the bay, just carry on fishing you never know what the next bite could bring. My informant informed me of a big Raggy caught on the Banks on Saturday evening however the back ground seems blacked out and as Kevin suspects it could well have been caught at Port Dunford, well done to those anglers it is a bus of a fish.
Friday saw Firefly boating Couta and Snoek, the one Couta weighed in at a respectable 20kg but the Snoek were small by their standards and Saturday they were not so lucky managing a Rockcod and the slow trawl and the boat next to them a Kob also on a slow trawl. Bottoms were not as abundant as they have been and the chaps that went to Richards Bay to catch Garrick had no luck. Over all a quiet weekend fish wise but at least the Couta are still here.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club is planning to hold a Bottom Fishing Competition in August , more detail to follow. This is going to happen and the date will be announced as soon as the sponsor is on board.