Fishing Report 12 August 2018.
Weather for the week.
Light breeze from the N a 2 m/s swinging to a moderate breeze in the afternoon from the SW at 7 m/s. Partly cloudy with a max of 21. Wave height 1.6 period 16.
High Tide 04.59 Low tide 1.04.
Light air from the NW at 1 m/s swinging to a gentle breeze at 5 m/s from the SSW during th afternoon. Cloudy with a max of 20. Wave height 1.1 period 13.
High Tide 05.38 Low tide 11.40
Light air at 1 m/s from the W swinging in the afternoon to a light breeze at 3 m/s from the ESE. Cloudy with a max of 22. Wave height 1.9 period 6.
High Tide 06.14 Low 00.05
Gentle breeze from the WSW at 5 m/s swinging in the afternoon to a gentle breeze at 4 m/s. Partly cloudy with a max of 21. Wave height 1.9 period 16.
High Tide 06.49 Low 00.42
Fishing was awful over the weekend big and live baits were left alone and only the peckers were active, they are a bit like teenagers eating their folks out of hose and home, the juveniles need to eat as much as possible so they can grow to get out of the food chain as fast as possible hence they always feeding.
Fishing was awful the side wash pumped and won’t settle till about Monday evening if the North pushes strong enough today, most of the guys who want to surf fish have gone through to Richards Bay to fish in the harbor. The North is pumping today long may it last.
With this weekend being a blowout it was off the Richards Bay harbor for some Garrick fishing and hopefully a decent size cob. Yesterday afternoon while we were trying to fix my wiper motor we put a table next to the car for the tools, it did not take long to fill up with quart bottles and bored fishermen when we were joined by a father son and crew, they had just returned from an unsuccessful trip on the lagoon, anyway the conversation turned to boating when the son pipes up “Dad remember when you hit the sand bank coming into the mouth?” All eyes on Dad…….” We were coming into to the mouth from a trip when my son shouts ‘Sandbank” I hit it and donnered into the channel” (a Kodak moment if ever). The boy got up from his position on the boat calmly pulled the kill switch and engaged the motor into neutral tutting to himself waiting for his dad to fight the current and get himself onto the offending sandbank. I can see him being nominated for the toilet seat award at the ski boat club. We would like to thank Mike from the Hungry Fish for donating a massive portion of Crispy Tentacles (oops nearly spelt that with a S in it) witch went down well.
In order to accommodate the big boats the Bottoms comp has been moved to the 29/30 September 2018. The reason for this is because the silting from the slipway to the first corner has not been washed away as expected but settled there. The format is the Comp will be fished on the Saturday with the Sunday being a reserve day, entry fees are ( R350.00 - R450.00) per angler with prizes been awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd then prizes for biggest fish covering 5 Species. We are hoping to make this an annual event and the reason we fishing it at this time of the year is that bottom fishing is at its best. Entry forms will be available in the shop.