Fishing Report 17 August 2018
Weather for the weekend.
Strong breeze from the SSW at 11 m/s from the SSW dropping slightly during the day to a fresh breeze at 10 m/s from the SW. Rain forecast late afternoon into the evening with a max of 19. Wave height 1.4 rising to 3 period 13 dropping to 8.
High Tide 07.25 Low 01.19
Fresh breeze from the SW at 8 m/s swing to a gentle breeze at 5 m/s from the WSW. Maximum of 14 with rain forecast in the morning clearing up as the day progresses. Wave height 4.2 dropping to 2 by the evening period 9.
High Tide 08.07 Low 02.00
Moderate breeze at 6 m/s from the NNE picking up to a fair breeze at 8 m/s still from the NNE. Warner day at 22 with sunny skies. Wave height 1.7 period 7.
High Tide 09.12 Low 02.56
We coming up to neap tide tomorrow so unfortunately there will not be a lot of water movement, however don’t let that effect your tactics as we believe due to the mouth been so deep the fish will come into the estuary to feed and will therefore hang around a lot longer. While fishing the mouth area concentrating around the stone wall channel you Craig managed a decent size Kob and a Diamond that really gave them a hard time. Fishing with live bait in the evenings from the car parks did not bring in the results as we expected however it is not long before a decent hook up is achieved, I still think big Glassies are better than small mullet as the recent catches seem to be on those.
During the week some good catches of Shad and Kob were made from the main beach, doggies produced a very nice Stumpy on Wednesday evening on Sea live, the is a new hole just to the left as you walk onto the beach, we hope it stays there for the weekend, you will easily see the hole as by the time you get to the beach there will be a lot of anglers there already. Chris managed to get 4 Black Tips at Port Dunford fishing about 300m to the North of the mouth, well done young man. This weekend we would like to welcome some Sky Anglers from Gauteng and the South Coast, weather permitting we should get some flying done, this is a relatively new facet of angling and growing in popularity (men and toys hey hahaha) I think it is going to be fun watching them in action, me I am such a traditionalist I have not even fished with braid. We are also going to have a guy Sky fishing for the first time, I am considering putting NSRI on standby in case they need to effect a rescue………
The advantage of shift work and flexi hrs. meant some guys could take advantage of the weather during the week and go fishing. It was a case of Barbells, Barbells everywhere, you know those days wherever you go a barbell pops up and there is that one guy on the boat who is fishing with a “Barbell Magnet” and catches loads of them, this particular trip was one of them, tactics were put in place i.e. going right down then winding up about 8m resulted in a catch of Cave Bass, Squaretail Kob and Zebra but no Slinger or Rock Cod, no game fish were caught and the chaps had a good day whale watching with 2 surfacing very close to the boat, one like very scarey. This weekend the sea will be very bumpy and let’s hope the weather turns out better than forecast.
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.