Fishing Report 10 May 2019
Weather for the weekend.
SW gusting 11 swinging to a SE in the afternoon gusting 8. Sunny with a max of 23. Wave height 1.9-1.5 period 8 barometer 1020-1018.
High Tide 06.56 Low 00.38.
NW gusting 4 till about 10 am when it swings to an E gusting 7 at its strongest. Sunny with a max of 24. Wave height 1.4-1.2 period 9 barometer 1020-1018.
High Tide 07.58 Low 01.34.
NW gusting 6 swinging to a NE late morning to a NE gusting 17 by late afternoon. Sunny with a max of 26. Wave height 1.1-1.3 period 9-17 barometer 1019-1013.
High Tide 09.39 Low 03.06 Neap Tide
Lots of Grunter, River Bream and Shad have been caught during the week, we think the Shad are in the Lagoon because of the adverse sea conditions although the sea is settling I think the Shad will hang around as there is an abundance of food for them, they have mostly been caught on live bait with small mullet been their favorite however Glassies and Thorn Fish should also entice them. We have incoming tide in the afternoon into the evening so this would be a good time to fish, this weekend is neap tide so there will not be a large amount of water movement.
For the Kob fishermen we have taken delivery of Octopus Lures in glow format at 6.25cm, perfect to attract the big one as most of the Kob been landed at the moment are sub 60 most been 55-57 cm or just undersize, remember I of over 60cm per person if caught from the side , harbor or estuary. A Garrick was landed in Richards Bay harbor this week so guys it is time although a bit early ( but what fish have been on time this last year), these fellas need to pass here to get to Richards Bay, the banks at the mouth make them perfect for wading on and best baits are live or plugs and poppers. Conditions for fishing this weekend are the best they have been for a while. It will be most angler like to sit at home and watch rugger drinking coffee get out there. Good spots to try will be the whole to the North of Doggies, Shangri La Beach and the Banks. Further South Lucky dip at Amatikulu will not be a waste of a drive. There are a lot of small sharks about 1-1.2m long in the surf, we are desperate for a photo so we can identify them.
After the excitement of last weekend this weekend will have far better conditions to fish in and murphy’s law big Couta will be caught, 2 years ago the weekend after the Couta Classic out shop boat got one of 28kg in the area around “Telkom”. I know of several boats planning to go out tight lines. With this weekend being neap tide there should be a lot of water in the mouth to get back in if you coming back before low tide in the afternoon.