Fishing Report 14 September 2018
Weather for the weekend.
Gentle SSW gusting 4 this morning swinging slowly this afternoon gusting 8 from the E then dying down. Partly Cloudy with a max of 23. Wave height 1.2 period 10. Barometer 1013-1010.
High Tide 06.16 Low 00.08
W first thing gusting 2 (good Garrick wind) swinging in the early afternoon to a SE gusting 9. Partly cloudy with a max of 24. Wave height 1.1 period 10 barometer 1013-1009.
High Tide 06.27 Low 00.40
NE gusting 6 swinging slightly during the day to a NNE gusting 19 by late afternoon. Partly cloudy with a max of 24. Wave height 1.5 period 12 dropping to 10 barometer 1016-1009.
High Tide 08.08 Low 01.55
Fishing was very slow this week with no great catches reported, one of my Informants managed a Malabar Rockcod on the trawl and caught a few bits and pieces during his short stay. We have low tied at lunch time so what a better way to braai than head for the lagoon and braai away while fishing the incoming tide.
This week for the first few days we had a massive side wash so fishing was hard work and most people packed up. On Wednesday whilst some people were strolling on the beach they saw a Penguin in the surf after a while it seemed to give up and got washed onto the beach, there are so many questions as to how it got here as they are colder water animals and live South of East London and from there in the Southern part of SA. The penguin was collected by Ushaka Marine World and taken back to the aquarium to be checked over and they gave it fluid and medicine I quote from feedback given to us “Has arrived. Is terribly frail and very young. We have and ministered fluids and meds. Prognosis is guarded. It is a real beauty.” The Diamonds were making pigs of themselves at Port Dunford yesterday by taking all the bait put out for Garrick they not very big around 40kg mark but still fun to catch.
We had a good break in the weather and the guys fished yesterday and today with good size fish been caught mainly Squaretail Cob, Slinger, Scotsman , Rubber Lips, Cave Bass to name a few. A real species anglers dream. One unusual fish was a massive 6.45kg Rubber Lips. The whales are still in the bay and are giving a real good show of themselves. No game fish at all but it seems the guys who went out just went to fish for bottoms. I tagged Kob was caught and released at a place called Anchor tag no D204963 we are waiting details from ORI.
We will be hosting a fishing clinic/social on Saturday 22 September at 2pm on the main beach in front of the Siyayi River, what we hoping to achieve is the anglers share tips and for people to meet other anglers. It seems as though we will be joined by a few anglers from our local fishing club. I am going to try get some guys to bring some Drones so we can watch them in action.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club is hosting a Bottoms Competition on the week end of the 10-11 November (11th been the reserve day) Please note this event had to be POSTPONED. The format is the Comp will be fished on the Saturday with the Sunday being a reserve day, entry fees are R400.00 per angler with prizes been awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rdthen lots of other prizes with a lucky draw. 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.