Fishing Report 20 July 2018
Weather for the weekend.
Gentle breeze at 5 m/s from the NE for the whole day. Sunny skies with a max of 22. Wave height 1.4 period 8, barometer 1024
High Tide 09.06 Low 02.56
Gentle breeze from the NNE at 5 m/s picking up slightly to a moderate breeze at 6 m/s from the NNE. Sunny skies with a max temp of 23. Wave height 1.6 period 8 Barometer 1024.
High Tide 10.30 Low 04.12
Gentle breeze from the NNE at 5 m/s picking up slightly to a moderate breeze at 6 m/s from the NNE. Sunny skies with a max temp of 23. Wave height 1.6 period 9 Barometer 1026.
High Tide ---- Low 07.04
One day a few years ago I went to join my friend Khani for a session at the lagoon, when I got there he and his boys were set and fishing , I noticed some blocks of cheese on the bait board and thought what a weird place to put your snacks. Curiosity got the better of me so I asked what’s with the cheese and he said watch within minutes they landed 3 River Bream used the cheese to bait up and they casted back out and again Bream, his theory is if you want to target River Bream only use a bait nothing else will eat. So if you see a guy fishing with cheese in the lagoon it is probably Khani or myself.
Lots of small sharks in the surf zone however as I say preserver as a few guys did on Wednesday and they left the beach with 3 Shad of about 5kg each, now that is a good eating size, by informant informs me the trick in catching these monsters is to hold your rod and hit him on the first bite. The Garrick are starting to be caught regularly best baits beside live Mullet is dead Mullet or small Mac’s with the best times early morning and late afternoon which coincidently ties in with the best Dusky Kob feeding times, please note the size limit is 60cm and 1 per person. Chokka is also a bait to have with you, I would say before Sard, it seems to be working really well and is relatively pecker proof, Slide a whole one out and if you miss a Grey or Raggie there is always a big Dusky Cob lurking about.
Richards Bay Ski boat club are having their Snoek Derby this weekend so it looks like there is going to be plenty of action there. On the local front the last few days has seen the water colour nicely so if you going out it is always a good idea the go to the area behind the wreck to look for snoek before crossing the bay the fish those reefs stating at Pat’s and working your way towards North Salmon.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club are planning a “Bottoms Comp” in September around the weekend of the 22nd to 24th being a public holiday and the last long weekend before Christmas, we will let you know more detail as we get it.