Fishing Report 1 May 2018
Weather for the week.
Sunny skies with a gentle breeze from the NNE at 5 m/s all day, max temp 27 wave height 1.6 period 9.
High Tide 04.50 Low tide 10.59
Partly cloudy with a fresh breeze from the SSW at 8m/s then around midday there is a slight swing to the SSW and the wind picks up to 9m/s. Max temp 23 with rain forecast for the morning and evening. Wave height 1.5 rising to 2.3 by the evening period 9.
High Tide 05.18 Low 11.28
Partly cloudy with a moderate breeze at 7m/s from the SW swinging slightly to the SSW picking up to a fresh breeze at 10 m/s. Max temp 21 wave height 2.3 dropping to 2 period 10.
High Tide 05.46 Low 11.57
River Bream, Large Spot Pompano, Black Tail, Shad, River Snapper, Cob, Spotted, Javelin and Cock Grunter, Cape Stumpnose to name some of the species caught over the weekend and 2 reels spooled that we know of plus someone spent a long time on what we think is a large Honey Comb Ray by its activity, regrettably we do not know how it ended. Things were happening all over but mainly in the area of the mouth. The 2 reels that were spooled happened to the right of the main car park. Stacks of crabs were caught and big ones at that, these are edible and you may catch them with a rod and reel, you do need a license to catch them you may have 3 per day.
Port Dunford hogged the action again over the weekend with some very nice Shad been caught and a few Cob, along the main beach area it was rather hit and miss with some Anglers having a good time with baby Greys and the odd Shad others had not even a bite. There are a lot of undersize Cob in the surf zone, please adhere to the 60cm and above rule.
Saturday was a good day for the boats targeting Pelagic Fish as well as bottoms, for the guys who were fishing both top and bottom the bulk of the catches were Squaretail Cob and one boat got 2 fairly sized ones 7kg and a 5 kg. Very few Slinger, Rock Cob were caught. The main game fish were Couta caught in the Gerries area. Apparently high point was a bit slow although we heard some spear fisherman bagged a good few Couta. The sea is settling after yesterday’s weather but looking forward to the week particularly Thursday and Friday it is not looking good and the next fishing day after today might be Sunday.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club is planning to hold a Bottom Fishing Competition in August , more detail to follow.
We are planning to hold a Kiddies clinic 26 May more details to follow.