Fishing Report 9 April 2018
Weather for the week.
Gentle breeze from the NE at 3 m/s for the remainder of the day. Max temp 28. Wave height 1/8 period 11. Wave height 1.8 period 11.
High Tide 10.10 Low tide 03.33
Light breeze at 3 m/s from the NNW first thing before swinging to a Fresh breeze at 9 m/s from the SSW. Max temp 25 with rain forecast all day. Wave height 1.6 rising to 2.7 eriod 10 dropping to 7.
High Tide 00.12 Low 06.27
Moderate breeze at 7 m/s from the S before swinging slightly to the SW. Max temp 19 rain forecast all day. Wave height 2.5 period 8.
High Tide 01.19 Low 07.25
Light breeze 2 m/s from the W and when the wind swings in the early afternoon to a moderate ENE at 6 m/s is will help flatten the sea from a wave Height of 3.1 to 2.5 period 14. Max temp 23 and partly cloudy.
High Tide 01.56 Low 08.02
Lots of action again in the lagoon with River bream been the most species caught as well as some Pickhandle Barracuda. Fishing the Stone wall area seems to be producing the biggest fish and can be accessed from the Port Dunford side via the old Shangri-La Resort. In a few weeks’ time we can start to expect the first Garrick of the season they have been caught as early as May, something to think about.
The surf was dead quiet on Friday and Saturday and I do not know anyone who tried to fish there on Sunday, This week the weather does not look good for surf fishing as with all the rain coming with some strong wind from the South we can expect a strong side wash, leaving the lagoon your best bet for fishing.
Umlalazi Couta classic got off to a great start with good weather forecast for day and just over 100 anglers on the water, as to be expected most boats stayed out for as long as possible as incumbent weather was forecast on the Sunday. Quite a lot of Couta were caught as well as other game fish and bottoms. On Sunday the competition was called off and prize giving was held at 11am. A Big thanks to the sponsors who made this big event happen.
First Prize Nic Webb with a fish of 31.4kg
Second Prize Chris Myberg with a fish of 27 kg
Third prize Pat Mciavery with a fish of 20.9 kg
Other Game fish.
Chris Hall with a Dorado of 13.9 kg
Paul Hoines with a Yellow fin Tuna of 12.7kg
Michael King with w Wahoo of 9.2kg