Fishing Report 3 August 2018
Weather for the weekend.
Light Breeze at 2 m/s from the SSE for the remainder of the day. Cloudy with a max temp of 18. Wave height 2.4 period 12, Barometer 1020.
High Tide 07.11 Low 01.08
Gentle breeze at 5 m/s from the NNE picking up to 7m/s by the afternoon. Partly cloudy with a max temp of 24. Wave height 2 period 12. Note the barometer 1012 dropping to 1006 in the afternoon, for the Rock Robbers it is a great fishing cycle, pity I am on duty otherwise I would be there in my favorite spot in front of the Siyayi.
High Tide 07.56 Low 01.52
Moderate breeze 6 m/s from the SW dropping to a gentle breeze at 4 m/s from the SSW. Partly cloudy with a max of 24. Wave height 2.1 period 12, barometer 1014.
High Tide 08.59 Low 02.52
Shad are back in the lagoon with some been caught this morning as well as some Tiger Fish that are living up to the nick name of St Lucia Pest, think I have mentioned this before, this seems to work, use a big hook even up to 4/0 use a bit of Chokka as backing and add a prawn or Sard to it, this keeps the peckers around the bait longer and the big fish come to investigate. The crabs seem to have gone off the bite, in my mind this is good news however for the guys who like eating them not so good news, at one stage a few weeks ago there were millions of them, something I learnt the other day is the crabs go out to sea to release their eggs so maybe they out there now. Years ago I caught a nice big crab in the surf in the river mouth and thought I had sticks as it came up to the surface.
I have just got back from Kingfisher to do the shopping for the summer season, it was 2 hrs off “Man Cave Shopping” very interesting seeing all the stuff, it was so professionally displayed and to cap it all I came away with a Bunny Chow. What we really enjoy about going to the road show is the tips we pick up and info about how to use the tackle and what the latest trends are. We will be stocking Drone Traces as this is becoming more popular and why not, you can fish and play with a toy at the same time, you now that men are still boys at heart. We get very good support from Kingfisher and that is why they remain our choice supplier, this goes back from when we placed our first, we were not slapped with a minimum like the other suppliers insist on and the quality of their product is tops.
The nasty side wash is still in the bay and we only expect it to settle by the 2nd tide tomorrow, this was caused by the big South wind yesterday wish pushes the natural Northerly current faster. Earlier in the week the Big Shad were coming out but no Garrick that we know about. Port Dunford area seems to be the hot spot for Kob.
Nothing to report about this week, the local our informants are telling us nobody fished in the bay, over in Richards Bay Snoek were been caught on very small spoons.
Umlalazi Ski Boat club are planning a “Bottoms Comp” in September around the weekend of the 22nd to 24th being a public holiday and the last long weekend before Christmas, we will let you know more detail as we get it.