Fishing Report 14 January 2019
WA gusting 12 swinging to a SSE gusting 10 in the afternoon. Partly cloudy with a max of 28, Wave height 1.4 period 12 barometer 1010-1005.
High Tide 08.51 Low Tide 02.11.
SW gusting 3 swinging to a SSW gusting 12. Cloudy with scattered showers and a max of 28. Wave height 1.6 period 17 barometer 1008-1007.
High Tide 10.14 Low Tide 03.16
SSE gusting 18 swinging in the afternoon slightly to the SSE gusting 9. Cloudy with rain forecast and a max of 25. Wave height 1.6 period 13-10-13 barometer 1011-1013-1010.
High Tide 11.44 Low Tide 03.16
E gusting 9 first thing then during the day it picks up to 20 by the early evening. Partly cloudy with a max of 28. Wave height 18-2 period 12-8 barometer 1010-1005.
High Tide 00.20 Low Tide 06.37
The Lagoon is full of big fat prawns, bigger than the ones you get in the bait prawn box, this could be why the bigger Kob and Snapper Kob are in the lagoon and then the Honeycomb Rays are still been caught in the areas where the prawns are, they were initially reported in the mouth area but we have reports of them passed the Steel Bridge.
I am considering organizing a beach clean-up on the Shangri-La Beach at Port Dunford as I believe there are still a lot of glass and bottles on the beach and we don’t want high tides to wash the bottle into the sea and smash on each other and have broken glass in the surf zone. Talking about a mess on the beach, I fished mainly in the Mtunzini area and only picked up 1 discarded bait box over the holiday season to the anglers who fished here take a bow and thank you for cleaning up as you went along. On the fishing front, the Kwambo Angling Club were on a mission on Friday night and managed 1.8 ton of Diamonds when most of the other anglers were not so lucky. On Saturday evening a small group of guys fishing the Shangri-La beach managed 2 diamonds however what surprised them was how small the one was judging by the size they showed me I estimate it to have been barely 10kg which is highly unusual or it could have been a Brown with its tail chopped off. There are still big Shad about but not s commonly caught as a few weeks ago, the Snapper Kob seem to have moved into the Estuary probably looking for warmer water.
Due to incumbent weather we have nothing to report.