Fishing Report 28.05.18 May 2018
Weather for the week.
Gentle breeze from the NNE at 4 m/s picking up slightly in the afternoon to 6 m/s. Max 24 sunny all day. Wave height 1.5 period 12.
High Tide 02.55 Low tide 09.06
Gentle breeze from the NNE at 5 m/s to start with swinging early afternoon to a gentle breeze at 5 m/s from the WSW. Rian forecast in the afternoon max temp of 24. Wave height 1.5 period 11.
High Tide 03.28 Low tide 09.38
Gentle breeze from the WSW at 4 m/s, dropping to a light breeze in the afternoon at 3 m/s. Max temp 20. Wave height 1.8 period 11.
High Tide 03.59 Low 10.09
Light breeze from the N at 2 m/s before swinging to an ESE at 2m/s. Rian forecast in the afternoon with a max temp of 24. Wave height 1.2 period 11.
High Tide 04.29 Low 10.39.
Due to the formation of new or existing sand banks that have grown in the fishing areas around the Slipway and main car park it may be better to try float fishing, the siltation made no difference to the big cabs and on Sunday it seems the crabs were the most common species caught, the beach was full of Cob yesterday so they should make their way back into the river now that the flooding is gone and the water is not so muddy.
Fishing was tough over the weekend due to the side wash, however our group got stuck into Cob and lots of them one Snapper Cob more than made size however the biggest Cob was a Squaretail of 47cm and the rest were around 20cm, all went back to grow some more. Strangely no small sharks or shad were caught while I was down there. I am going back again after the report to see if we can get a monster Shad.
One boat went game fishing and got a severe taxing, the head of the Couta weighed 5.7 Kg so how big was the whole fish. The bite was square as opposed to round so how big was that shark. The boat did manage to get some Bonito as well but no more Couta On the bottoms side some very big Cob and Slinger were caught with the odd Rockcod, the fishing was slow all day but at least the boats that went out did not come back dry.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club is planning to hold a Bottom Fishing Competition in August , more detail to follow.
Kiddies clinic 2 June at 14H00 o 16H00 in the main Car Park.
Winner takes all will walk away with a river Rod combo.