Fishing Report 26 March 2018
Weather for the week.
Cloudy for the remainder of the day with a Light Breeze of 3 m/s from the S. Max Temp 24.
Wave height 1.8m period 10.
High Tide --.-- Low tide 05.27
Sunny skies and Chevrolet coming from the N on a Light Breeze at 3m/s swing to a ENE at 5 m/s Max temp 28. Wave height 1.5 period 11.
High Tide 00.54 Low 07.11
Another sunny day forecast with a moderate NNE at 6m/s swinging to a gentle breeze NE by the early afternoon. Max temp 29. Wave height 1.6 period 14.
High Tide 01.53 Low 08.04
Again a nice sunny day forecast with a gentle breeze from the N swinging to a NNE at 6 m/s. Max temp 31 . Wave height 1.7 period 15.
High Tide 02.36 Low 08.45
River Bream must be the greediest fish ever, they seem to be at the bait all day long and the chances of filling them up with bait seems impossible as they just keep on feeding. River Gurnard seem to be the same as readily feed on the bottom and take artificials. Not much else happened I think with all rain making the water look like mud the rest of the sane minded fish headed out to sea.
Fishing was very poor over the weekend due to the muddy water on Friday and Saturday coupled with a strong side wash. Nothing to report there. Ditto this last weekend. News just in, as told to me by an informant “The guys were struggling to land a shark at Port Dunford the other day so they fetched a bakkie and tied the rod to the bull bar, it was a 3 liter bakkie they tried to reverse the bakkie up the beach to drag the shark out, the pressure plate over heated and gave way so they had to slog it away”. I did make contact with the angler and he assures me the pressure plate did give him problems going home as his caravan is too heavy for the bakkie when going up the mountains……….. the jury is out on this one.
The Report for the boat Koekoes remains unchanged……….On Saturday Nanook to a change with the weather and was rewarded with Couta, Tuna, Dorado and some little Bonnies. Guess who has bait lined up for the Couta Classic. On Sunday our charter went out and when I enquired about how the fishing went, this was the reply “ @#$%”. The good news is they did manage a few bottoms but no “tops” as were refer game fish as. The other boats that managed to scratch some fish caught mainly Cob and Slinger.
Next monthly mug will be on the 1 April at the Umlalazi Ski Boat Club.
Umlalazi Ski Boat Club Couta classic 7-8 April 2018.
Kiddies fishing clinic on Saturday 31 March from 14H00 to 16 H00 in the main car park.