Fishing Report 13 May 2019
NE gusting 4 swinging late morning to a SW gusting14. Sunny with a max of 26. Wave Height 1.1-0.9 period 9 barometer 1014-1016-1015.
High Tide 11.32 Low Tide ----.
W gusting 4 till midmorning when it swings to an E gusting 12 by late afternoon. Sunny with a max of 27. Wave height 1.1 period 9 barometer 1018-1015.
High Tide 00.15 Low Tide 06.36.
NE gusting 14 picking up to 18 by the evening. Sunny with a max of 30. Wave height 1.4 period 10 barometer 1014-1009.
High Tide 01.12 Low Tide 07.29.
SSW gusting 12 swinging late morning to a SW gusting 8 then settles in the afternoon to a SE gusting 19. Partly cloudy with a max of 25 rain is forecast in the evening. Wave height 1.3-1.6 period 10-12 barometer 1013-1016-1012.
High Tide 01.57 Low Tide 08.11.
By the sounds of things the lagoon was giving nothing back to the anglers, a group of us went to the main car park for an evening session and had live baits out for nearly 5 hrs and not a sniff, the braai was good fun though. Moving on through the weekend some juvenile River Bream were caught and those ever present Thorn fish, it is time for the river to give back to the anglers. Over the weekend we got given a demonstration on how to catch prawns without using a net by one of the local fishermen, it is very simple but basically what you do is walk fast in a circle to muddy the water , the prawns don’t like the muddy water so they settle on the bottom and you then use a cupped hand with fingers closed and put your handover them and pick them out of the water, apparently they go into a group in an indentation on the river bead and you can get handfuls at a time. This is not good for bait sales hahahahaha but try this next time you fishing, you need a muddy patch, we are now selling muddy patch coordinates. I have just heard some Kob were caught in the river yesterday probably near the mouth, we have no further details.
The surf zone was not very productive either and on Saturday the most interesting catch reported was a puffer. On Sunday there were 3 anglers on Doggies Beach and they spent a lot of time cleaning the sea of weed, we thank you guys for the effort which will allow us a week of no weed fishing. During the weed clearing operation a small Shark was landed and one angler managed something for the pot as reported to us by Prof, he could not see from where he was what type it was. Prof did manage a Lessor Sand Shark amongst his weed cleaning. We have no news from the Banks and Port Dunford area although anglers left from the shop to fish there.
Gert and Giel managed some nice bottoms but no Couta however Janie fishing the Edwards area managed 3 Couta, well done young man. Most of the bottoms caught were Squaretail Kob, Slinger and some Yellow Belly Rockcod and Rubber lips. We are not sure about what the boats got out at high point. We will try find out during the week.