Fishing Report 25 June 2018
Weather for the week.
Gentle breeze from the N at 4 m/s to start the day swinging to a light breeze at 3 m/s from the NE, sunny all day with a max of 23. Wave height 1.3 period 13.
High Tide 01.55 Low 08.11
Light breeze from the W at 3 m/s all day. Partly cloudy with a max temp of 22. Wave height 1.1 period 15.
High Tide 02.35 Low 08.48
Gentle breeze from the NNE at 5 m/s all day, sunny skies with a max of 24. Wave height 1.1 period 11.
High Tide 03.10 Low 09.23
Fresh Breeze from the SW at 9 m/s swing to a moderate breeze from the SSW in the afternoon at 7 m/s. Partly cloudy with a max of 19. Wave height 1.9 period 8.
High Tide 03.43 Low 09.55
Seems as though the lagoon was asleep over the weekend with very few fish caught apart from the every hungry River Bream.
Fishing was tough over the weekend with mainly small Sharks been caught, Hound and Small Spinners seem to be the main species, a small Spotted Grunter was caught but apart from that my informants have been slow in reporting other catches. On group came into the shop for a refund on the bait they purchased as they caught nothing, when I enquired to whether they casted on land or water I got a blank look from the 3 of them and we established Sand Sharks do not live behind the sand dunes, today they are going to try fish in the sea……..
Saturday was a good day out and the guys that ventured to high point manage quite a few Couta on angler was rewarded with 3 the biggest being 22kg, there were also a lot of sharks about so they were lucky. In the bay some very nice catches of Slinger and Squaretail Kob were made, one boat caught a Lizard fish and released it only to find out later if make excellent live bait for Couta, you live and learn.
We took 2 guys out from Middle Burg on a Charter on Friday and they were well rewarded with 9 Species of fish. Javelin or Morph Grunter, Slinger, Soldier, Cat Faced Rockcod, Squaretail Cob, Rubber Lip, Cave Bass, Yellow Belly Rockcod and a Dane of 1.5kg. No gamefish were caught over the weekend that we know off. Needless to say the surf conditions changed on Sunday so we never went out.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club is planning to hold a Bottom Fishing Competition in August , more detail to follow.