Fishing Report 18 March 2019
SW gusting 7 first thing then swings to a SSW gusting 10 before swinging in the afternoon gusting 9. Sunny with a max of 29. Wave height 1.4-1.2 period 10 barometer 1005-1007.
High Tide 02.06 Low Tide 08.14
NE gusting 5 swinging to an E gusting13 late morning before settling to an S gusting 31 early evening. Sunny with a max of 31. Wave height 1.1 period 9 barometer 1008-1004.
High Tide 02.49Low Tide 08.57.
W gusting 3 first thing before swinging to a SW gusting 22 for the remainder of the day. Partly cloudy with a max of 29. Wave height 1.2-1 period 9 barometer 1004-1006.
High Tide 03.28 Low Tide 09.36
SW gusting 17 for most of the day with scattered thunder showers, partly cloudy with a max of 26. Wave height 1.5 period 7 barometer 1008-1011.
High Tide 04.05 Low Tide 10.13. Spring High
Went fishing at the lagoon this morning, we had a fishing clinic down there, it was not well supported but those that were down there had fun we mostly caught River Bream, as well as some Grunter, one Glassy and a Tiger Fish, a Slender Moray Eel came on fed on the prawn heads we were feeding to the Glassies, we were amazed at how close it came to the edge of the water without swimming away. These were all caught on the outgoing tide. One Mum who wanted to try catch fish caught 4 River Bream and a Spotted Grunter in 6 casts.
Firstly an update of the Zambezi Shark caught Kobus caught on Saturday morning at the Banks, the fish was caught on a Maceral head with cutlets, Mustard 12 O circle, FMJ 150lb nylon coated wire, 245cm Female 277kg (ORI) . Barry Wareham got one on live bait I am lead to believe of 235cm I have no further details on this fish, well done to the anglers. Yesterday the Banks were packed and the Diamonds did not disappoint at all, for the period I was there, there were diamonds been beached all the time as in a few at a time, it was fun to watch. We swam one but did not get a pick up. Main and Doggy beach produced nice Shad and Saturday but Sunday was quiet. We think the Diamonds will still be around for a few more days, Gawie predicted we would have one last smash back in late Jan, his prediction was in the first 2 weeks of March and he got it right. This morning on main Beach the Shad came on the bite but only after the water started pushing, they are still a nice size ie 40 to 50cm.
For some reason even boats going out of Richards Bay are having a tough time finding game fish however young Peter had some luck with Mackerel in the North Salmon are and got some Tuna on Friday, bottoms fishing was okay with mainly Squaretail Kob been boated and a few Slinger, nothing out of the ordinary. I see some guys are going out for a night fish to see if they can have better luck fishing last light and very early in the morning. There are a few good mornings to go out this week, let us hope the water cleans up a bit so the fish can see the baits.
We have an 8 sleeper house (can sleep 10 as it has 2 double beds) should a group want to hire it, it is self-catering with ample bait storage space.