Fishing Report 1 July 2019
NNE gusting 15 swinging in the afternoon to a SW gusting 27. Sunny with a max 31. Wave height 1.9 period 14 barometer 1007-1002-1007.
High Tide 02.31 Low Tide 08.48
NW gusting 6 swinging to an E gusting 8. Sunny with a max of 22. Wave height 2.2-2.6 period 11 barometer 1015-1018-1015.
High Tide 03.13 Low Tide 09.29. Spring Tide Today.
W gusting 5 swings to a SW gusting 13 during the morning. Sunny with a max of 23. Wave height 1.4 period 10 barometer 1016-1020.
High Tide 03.56 Low Tide 10.09.
NE gusting 16 for most of the day. Sunny with a max of 27. Wave height 1.6 period 14 barometer 1019-1010.
High Tide 04.39 Low Tide 10.51.
Fishing up at the river mouth over the weekend max noted a lot of moss on the banks on the South side and the mouth area was very shallow, (we are coming up to springs) but he also added that last time the mouth closed it was looking almost like that, we have not had good rain for some time and he could be right as Amatikulu River has closed already. Although the lagoon was packed over the weekend we do not have reports of good fish landed. Speaking to Peter K he said they had a few bites but that was it, maybe the Spinners were in the lagoon. Currently there is a fire in the lagoon area all in hand as the fire engine has just arrived from Eshowe let’s hope there is minimum damage. Just bumped into Dwayne and he told me him and Koos put it out, well done young farmers.
Spinners Spinners everywhere, young Gey with his new rod caught 3 Spinners in 2 casts, his first cast he was using a double Shad trace and got a double up on spinners, we were fishing the Banks and even while sliding Mac’s the Spinners were taking the bait, one slide bait that got passed the attention of Spinners was picked up by a decent size fish but the angler was not able to land it. From the Banks right through to Port Dunford all the spots were full of Spinners however on Saturday Sachen managed a nice Shad of 3.6kg using live Mullet on the main beach and a while later a Diamond Ray of 170cm on a dead Mullet, he did loose most of his Mullet to Spinners, even this morning the guys were catching Spinners about the only bait they are not taking is Mole Crabs. If you have young kids fishing with you let them fish with their river rods in front of the shore break and let them have fun catching their first sharks.
Nanook managed 3 Yellow Fin Tuna fishing in the Richards Bay bottoms comp clearly they opted for mixing bottoms with game fish, we have no further news from the comp however yesterday was a good day to be out at sea weather wise. Some Mtunzini boats did go out but fishing was not that great.
We are running a Spinner Shark competition on the 13 July fishing from 6am to 6 pm, you can fish for the whole 12 hours or for as long as you would like. Spinners feed around the banks and will take any fishy bait i.e. Sard, Mackerel and Bonnies etc. Entry fee is R15.00 per angler which goes towards the meat hamper to be handed out on Sunday morning at 10am.
The Honorary Officers for the Siyayi Park are having a Golf Day on the 13th of July 2019 to do some fund raising to support the good work they do. At the shop we are collecting donations to hand in at the golf day, the money will be used to buy fuel for extra anti-poaching patrols your support will be gratefully received.