Fishing Report 24 June 2019
W gusting 5 before swinging to a SE gusting 7. Sunny with a max of 21. Wave height 2.2-1.8 period 10 barometer 1016-1014.
High Tide 07.41 Low Tide 01.40.
W gusting 7 swinging during the morning to a SW gusting 6 partly cloudy with a max of 20. Wave height 1.6 period 10 barometer 1017-1020.
High Tide 08.38 Low Tide 02.38.
NW gusting 9 swinging early to a NE gusting 19 by the evening. Sunny with a max of 24. Wave height 1.8-2.1 period 11-9 barometer 1023-1021.
High Tide 09.58 Low Tide 03.59.
NE gusting 7 rising to 25 by the evening. Sunny with a max of 25. Wave height 2.1 period 9 barometer 1020-1016.
High Tide11.29 Low tide 06.26.
Another sighting of a fair size crocodile was made over the weekend, we are fishing in a game reserve and they have a right to be there, keep a eye out for them and stay away from them, most of the time they disappear before you see them however I think in the winter they want to sun themselves and appear to be not so shy. Most of the catches over the weekend were river Bream we a few small Grunter and Stumpies, the lagoon seems to be hording its fish or they on a go slow. Last night while we were asleep our Parks Board officers went patrolling on the lagoon, they lifted 10 gill nets with a total length of 845m regrettably 263 fish perished with the main species being Mullet all the dead fish are accounted for and handed in to the croc farm. It is important that we the public assist the parks board both by reporting sighting of Gill Nets but also if you can donate fuel or cash in order for more patrols to be carried out, this is a war that conservation must win but not let it be their battle alone every bit helps as they say.
Friday and Saturday were the main 2 fishing days with Sunday been a bit of a blow out yet the guys that braved the wind managed some Spinner Sharks, Pompano and small Kob. On Saturday morning on the main back Sakkie bagged a 3.4kg Shad, the morning session saw nice size Snapper Kob and some Pompano’s but very few Spinners however that changed in the afternoon with more spinners been caught. Mtunzini Rock and Surf club had their first outing of the new league season, the format was postal so they fished home waters with some of the team north of the old ramp and the rest fished Port Dunford hrs. Chosen was 4pm to midnight. Species caught were Milkies, Pinners, Lessor Sand Shark, Fish Tale barbell , Kob 52cm and 94cm and Shad of 57 and 49cm. Fishing was slow and not the start they were looking for.
There are reports of Snoek being caught and some boat caught big numbers particularly in the Richards Bay area. In our bay some nice catches of Kob, Slinger and Rockcod were made, which makes us think next weekend we will see a lot of Richards Bay boats down here fishing their bottom comp.
We are running a Spinner competition on the 13 July fishing from 6am to 6 pm, you can fish for the whole 12 hours or for as long as you would like. Spinners feed around the banks and will take any fishy bait i.e. Sard, Mackerel and Bonnies etc. Entry fee is R15.00 per angler which goes towards the meat hamper to be handed out on Sunday morning at 10am.
The Honorary Officers for the Siyayi Park are having a Golf Day on the 13th of July 2019 to do some fund raising to support the good work they do. At the shop we are collecting donations to hand in at the golf day, the money will be used to buy fuel for extra anti-poaching patrols your support will be gratefully received.