Fishing Report 30 August 2019
Weather for the weekend.
Currently it is over cast with no wind although the weather station says the wind must be gusting SW at 23 swinging in the afternoon to a SE gusting 11. Cloudy with a max of 21 with some rain early in the evening. Wave height 1.7 period 13 barometer 1012-1011.
High Tide 03.38 Low 09.46. Dark moon spring tide.
A W gusting 3 first thing then swings to a SW gusting 28 by the evening. Partly cloudy with a max of 22 and some rain is forecast early in the evening. Wave height 1.4 period 12-7 barometer 1006-1014.
High Tide 04.17 Low 10.23
A day of many winds, we start off with a W gusting 7 then it swings to a SW gusting 7 during the midmorning then during the afternoon it swings to a SE gusting 7. Sunny with a max of 21. Wave height 2.6-2.2 period 11 barometer 1018-1019-1017.
High Tide 04.56Low 10.59.
We got our clinic tomorrow afternoon at the main cark park from 14H00 to 16H00 and you are welcome to braai afterwards and carry on fishing, this is open to everybody and I have invited some Anglers from the Mtunzini Rock and Surf club to join us and share their knowledge including bait presentations and knot tying. It is free just bring your own bait and drinks and snacks. We will be targeting River Bream. Let us hope the Eels that seem to be first to the bait stay away, I am trying to identify what the name of the Eels are and I think they are Giant Slender Moray Eels as they do come into the estuarine system and can grow to over 6kg. A nice size Spotted Grunter was caught in the lagoon so hopefully they have returned later this month beginning of October are the best times for them.
During this month we expect to see the Kob moving out and the Garrick turning back and heading for the Cape waters it is also around this time when we start getting more diamonds strangely enough they star been caught in bigger numbers in the lagoon particularly in the mouth area. Last year they were early and the big smashes occurred well before Christmas, this also means the Sharks come in to hunt them. The main species that have been caught this week have been Shad, Spotted Grunter, Cat face Rockcod and Diamonds, the best catches are been had at the banks and just to the South of there and the Mboyeni ( I hope I spelt it right) area.
The weather this weekend does not look to great for going out, Sunday was looking good at one stage but the swell has put a damper on that. The Ski boat club and Rock and Surf club are having a social fishing both from boats and the side however it looks like most of the angling will take place in the river mouth area and the beach, the target species being Garrick.
We are holding a fishing clinic on the 31 August in the main car park at the lagoon, it is free to enter and we will be demonstrating different types of traces to target River Bream and we will also discuss the best places to target them by trying to use their behaviour to enhance our chances of catching one.