Fishing Report 2 July 2018.
Weather for the week.
Light Air at 1 m/s from the NW swinging later in the day to a NE at 2 m/s. Partly cloudy with a max of 21. Wave height 1.4 period 9. Barometer 1026.
High Tide 00.12 Low tide 06.36
Light breeze at 2 m/s from the N swinging to a light breeze at 1 m/s from the WSW sunny skies with a max temp of 24. Wave height 1.5 period 9. Barometer 1021.
High Tide 01.14 Low tide 07.35
Light breeze at 2 m/s from the WSW swinging to light are from the SE at 1 m/s. Sunny with a max of 22. Wave height 1.3 period 10. Barometer 1020.
High Tide 02.07 Low 08.25
Moderate breeze at 6 m/s from the NNE rising slightly to 7 m/s bby the afternoon. Sunny with a max of 22. Wave height 1.6 period 8. Barometer 1018 dropping to 1013.
High Tide 02.56 Low 09.12
Fishing like at the beach was slow however, nice catches of Rockcod and River Bream were made mainly at the Stone wall. There were some catches made of Big Eye King Fish as well as Javelin Grunter and some were smashed by Diamonds. It seems as though some of the big Diamonds have moved into the lagoon. If you target them make sure you got the correct tackle and use medium sized baits.
Doggy beach seemed to be the place to be yesterday with those big Shad coming out, the main beach was very quiet, I only say a small Lessor Sand Shark been cold but it was still fun as Chris had his Drone in action and was sending baits of to Australia was interesting to see the way they operate and what traces or rigs they were using, they did have some pickups but did not set the hooks. Our bunch had a few bites but nothing to write home about.
At last a Garrick was caught, first of the season in local waters for the ski boat club, the fish was caught on Nanook, well done action. On Saturday a YFT of 27kg was boated caught on a Red Eye Sardine, on a trap stick, the guy had just missed something on a normal Sard when they “Upgraded” to a Red Eye, the “Vryheid gang” as we called them also had a good day in the rain on Friday with catches of Kob, Slinger and Catface Rockcod, while they were busy fishing they managed 2 rounds of golf in between, bust fellas. Yesterday fishing was slow but the boats still managed to get some nice fish with a good mix of species, namely Bronze Bream, Zebra, Slinger, Squaretail Kob, Cat Face Rockcod to name a few. There are still some visiting boats in the village and one has already launched let’s hope they have a good day, the weather looks to be clearing, let’s hope that works in their favor.
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.