Weather for the week.
Outlook looks good for al fascist of fishing for the whole week into the weekend, sea color at the moment is very good for both boat and shore fisherman.
Day starts with NE swinging to a SW by midday gusting 12 at this stage then dropping off during the afternoon, Max26. Barometer 1010 rising through the day to 1016. Wave height 1.5 dropping to 1.3 Period 9
SW swings to a SE finally settling as a E, strongest gusts of up to 7 Knots by midday before settling down, Max 20. Barometer 1017 dropping to 1009 before climbing back to 1016 Wave height 1.6 and dropping to 1.2 wave period 10.
NE swinging gently to an ENE gusting 10 midday before dropping off. Max 31. Barometer 1016 dropping slowly to 1011. Wave height 1.2 climbing to 1.5 late in the day as its peak, period 11.
After a whole day and night of rain the river turned very muddy and fishing was slow, however those that ventured out yesterday after the rain subsided had fun although fishing was slow, conditions are improving through the week and we expect to be on the fish on Saturday morning when our “Kiddies “have their first comp, starting at 9 finishing at 11. Entry fee R10.00 per angler. Lots of prizes for them to win and not just tackle but Pizzas, Milkshakes etc.
The wind on Friday turned the water on its head with massive swell bringing weed and a Side wash, by Sunday conditions had improved so much even the color of the water was just right and the few that went down to the beach were rewarded with some edibles but the big fish were elusive for some reason. Fishing is going to be good in the surf right through till the weekend. Bait sales are picking up…always a good indication.
Most of the locals went to Cape Vidal for the Cape to Rio comp , the comp lasted 2 days however the weather played havoc and fishing was done by midday on Friday with no fishing done on Saturday, 10 Couta were caught with the biggest being 9.8kg. However much to everyone’s surprise Sunday morning saw a calm day and calm seas and some “Social fishing “ was done and more Couta were caught, no news of anybody who fishing the local waters. This week will be a good time to go practice for the Hi-Q Couta classic hosted by the Umlalazi Ski Boat club. With better weather this weekend it must be game on.
News from the Shop.
On Wednesday we are looking forward to taking a Disable person fishing on the charter, what is quiet interesting is they have been turned down before, to our thinking if they want to fish why not.