Fishing Report 29 November 2019
Weather for the weekend.
NE gusting 17 for most of the day. Sunny with a max of 38. Wave height 1.4 period 13 barometer 1008-1001.
High Tide 05.08 Low 11.05.
NE gusting 8 swinging late in the afternoon to a mini buster SW gusting 26. Sunny with a max of 38.Wave height 1.6-1.3 period 8 barometer 1006-1001.
High Tide 05.44 Low 11.41.
SW gusting 16 before swinging to a SE gusting 9 in the afternoon. Partly cloudy and a much cooler day with a max of 25. Wave height 1.7-1.4 period 7 barometer 1014-1010.
High Tide 06.19 Low 00.01.
Christo report a 6kg Kob was caught the other evening, this is great to have them still here at this time of the year. The Parks Board have put some new information boards up along the Mangrove walk so if you are tired of fishing and want to go for a walk go and explore the Mangroves and see if you can find the trees and creatures displayed on the boards, the Whelks fascinated me the most. The water is back to its normal colour however near the mouth is almost blue great for fishing this weekend. The Amatikulu River is open again so fishing will pick up there.
Fishing the banks this weekend remember to pack some 1/0 hooks and 30lb cable, forget this at home at your peril as there are plenty of Milkies about and they will help get your points, however don’t despair I am sure there will be some Diamonds as we have had and will have very hot days and they seem to become more active in the heat, the water temperature is very warm another plus as they were not feeding in the cold water. Remember you are fishing in a MPA and may not use any species of the Elasmobranchii in your position or using it as bait. (Keep it tidy). Some very nice Shad have been coming out recently be patient 2 more days to go. There are a lot of Baby Hammer Head Sharks readily taking bait, please handle them with care and if you confident enough squash your barbs as it makes removing the hook a lot easier, no there is a challenge. A nice little Duckbill Ray was caught in front of the Chalets during the week, it is not often we have them here Paulo and his son were chuffed to hear about their good fortune.
Whilst the weather this past week was good the water colour and visibility was also good, young John took advantage of that and he shot a Wahoo and some Snoek. The boats fishing in water temperature around 26deg only managed to catch red fish and no Kob, Sarel went all the way to High Point and came back empty handed. Tomorrow is looking good for a trip out and by the sounds of it quite a few anglers are taking advantage it. The Amatikulu River mouth is open and I am told it is wide and deep.