Fishing Report 23 November 2018
Weather for the weekend.
At the moment there is a slight E blowing and it is sunny, the sea is flat however there is some working water. Wave height less that 1m barometer is 1016 dropping to 1014.
High Tide 03.31 Low 09.32
NE gusting 20 for most of the day, picking up late afternoon to 25 by the late afternoon. Partly cloudy with a max of 31. Wave height 1.5 picking up to 2 period 13-6 barometer 1012-1006
High Tide 04.07 Low 10.08
NE gusting 17 picking up to 26 by the late afternoon. Partly cloudy with a max of 33 wave height 1.8 – 2.3 period 7 barometer 1009-1001.
High Tide 04.46 Low 10.46
Lots of activity in the lagoon with some very nice size River Bream landed. The parks board have been very active I removing gill nets, they do a great job and work tirelessly at this and mostly during unsocial hrs. The water colour in the lagoon is good as we had no real rain this past week. Don’t for get to take some heavy tackle to target Diamonds they like to take live mullet, there are also reports of Shad in the cleaner water at the mouth area.
Fishing has been good and bad this week with Tuesday been the best day, NE wind and hot Wednesday and Thursday saw a howling SW however those that fished managed a few fish but no Big non eds , there are still very big Shad about and lots of small Kob and baby Hammer head Sharks. I took my Christmas present ( Saltist Med with a Grandwave X and 11.5 kg Kingfisher High Abrasion line) and managed a big Shad and a Lessor Sand Shark on my fist 2 throws. On Tuesday an Angler whilst fighting a Diamond on the main beach had is smashed up by a Shark before he could get it over the lip and got nothing of the Diamond back, was he pumped when he came back, he said it was an awesome experience. The water colour on the main beach is looking good however we were fishing with a Drone this morning and there was a bit of a current beyond the back line and all the big baits were coming back with small shark or shad damage but no pickups. Port Dunford has been fishing well and I expect it to do so this weekend especially as the NE is forecast.
Today is the best day for boating so far this week, we watched a boat launch from the beach this morning and they headed for home reef probably for livies then headed towards Gerries and when I left the beach they had not returned, the water looks good, we believe another boat launched from Richards Bay but have no further news. So far I believe this boat has boated a nice Dorado.
I am away from Sunday till Friday night and will try get a report out by Saturday 1 Dec.