Fishing Report 11 June 2018.
Weather for the week.
Gentle breeze at 4 m/s from the WSW with rain all morning, in the afternoon the wind swings to a light breeze at 3 m/s from the SSW and the rain stops, cloudy all day with a max temp of 20. Wave height 1.7 period 13.
High Tide 01.43 Low tide 07.59
Light breeze at 3 m/s from the N picking up to a gentle breeze from the NE at 4 m/s. Sunny all day with a max of 23. Wave height 1.2 period 11.
High Tide 02.26 Low tide 08.41
Light breeze from the N at 3 m/s swinging to light air at 1 m/s from the ESE. Sunny all day with a max of 23. Wave height 1.4 period 13.
High Tide 03.06 Low 09.23 Dark moon Spring Tide
Light breeze from the N at 3 m/s picking up to a moderate breeze at 7 m/s from the NNE in the afternoon, sunny all day with a max of 25. Wave height 1.2 period 11.
High Tide 03.51 Low 10.04
That big fish in the lagoon has not been caught yet and some say it might be a Brindle Bass as we know they come into the lagoon area and have been caught passed the steel bridge. These are Red Data species and must be returned to the water ASAP, please don’t be tempted to keep one as that is being plain stupid as the consequences if you get caught with one lead to very stiff penalties and keeping a fish that you don’t know what its name is , is no excuse at all, if in doubt put it back.
Unfortunately the surf was full of small sharks all weekend and most Anglers only caught these. However some Anglers were luckier than others and a nice size Cat Face Rockcod of 3.98kg and a Squaretail Cob of 4.82kg was landed together with the biggest Sole I have seen. No big non eds were caught but I think the reason was nobody was fishing for them.
Game fish were boated over the weekend, mainly Yellow Fin Tuna an Amber Jack (they were caught off Zinkwazi High Point). One of the local boats popped out of the mouth and fished about 3km so they could return on the high tide, although they were not out they still manage to boat some Slinger and Rockcod. This all happened on Saturday as the South came through overnight and turned the sea conditions “on its head” as they say.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club is planning to hold a Bottom Fishing Competition in August , more detail to follow.