Fishing Report 23 February 2018
Weather for the weekend.
NE gradually building up to a gust of 25 by the evening. Max temp 32. Barometer 1006 dropping to 999. Wave height 1.2 rising to 1.8 Period 7.
High Tide 08.27 Low 13.53
NE gusting 16 first thing then mid-morning swings to a SW gusting 16 with the odd shower expected midday. Max temp 26. Barometer 1000 rising to 1003. Wave height1.7 dropping to 1.3 period 7
High Tide 09.58 Low 03.00
SW all day with rain forecast in the morning wing gusting to 31kts. Max temp 21. Barometer 1006 rising to 1013. Wave height 1.8 first thing but rises to 3m by the afternoon, period 8.
High Tide ---- Low 05.27
After the big rain earlier on in the week the river colour is coming back to its old self. This is good news for the clinic tomorrow afternoon in the main car park from 14H00 to 16H00. We are going to try target “Game Fish” so the kids can have some action. The wind if behave as forecast will be coming from behind us and this will help with casting.
Busy, busy, and busy, “Diamonds are forever”. A bus of a Zambie was landed at over 200kg during the week and there have been smash ups in front of the recently opened Siyayi river. So it is all systems go. On the edible side Snoek were landed between the Forest Lodge and the Siyayi for the 2ndtime this week, plenty of Snapper Cob and Shad but the Rockcod and Spotted Grunter seem to have disappeared, they got to eat so must come back.
This week was very quiet although every morning launching was possible bar Monday, the weekend outlook does not look very good, however tomorrow morning till about 11 will be the best time, Sunday looks like a nightmare day. The water color in the bay is looking good and let’s hope the Couta start showing up in numbers, they seem a little late this year, the Couta classic is 6 weeks away.
Kiddie’s clinic on the 24 Feb.
Next monthly mug will be on the 4 March at the Umlalazi Ski Boat Club.
Umlalazi Ski Boat Club Couta classic 7-8 April 2018.