Fishing Report 09 December 2019
Se gusting 7 swinging to an E gusting 6 in the afternoon. Although rain was not forecast it did rain this morning and probably some more during the day temperature will max at 21 and will remain cloudy all day. Wave height 1.1 period 10 barometer 1012-1011.
High Tide 01.56 Low Tide 07.57.
Ne gusting 5 swinging to a NW gusting 5 in the morning. Cloudy with some rain in the afternoon with a max temp of 20. Wave height 1.4 period 10 barometer 1012-1009.
High Tide 02.31Low Tide 08.31.
W gusting 12 first thing then during the morning swings to a SW gusting 15 then late afternoon it settles to a SE gusting 20. Rain is forecast all day with a max of 20. Wave height 1.6-2.7 period 8 barometer 1006-1008.
High Tide 03.04 Low Tide 09.04.
SE gusting 16 for most of the day. Again a rainy day with a max of 22. Wave height 2.5-2.3 period 9 barometer 1012-1011.
High Tide 03.38 Low Tide 09.38. Spring High
The lagoon seemed quit with no reports of major catches been made, there was some action but mainly juveniles fattening themselves up. We are expecting a lot of rain this week which together with Spring tide on the way will mean an increase in water levels which will help flush the mouth out and hopefully deepened the channels between the mouth and the stone wall.
Fishing this week is going to be tough unless one likes fishing in the rain, we coming up to spring tides so fishing the turn of the low will enable you to get onto and over the mid bank where most of us can’t get to. Yesterday Zululand Rock and Surf Angling Clubs descended on our village to fish the annual Turkey Trot the boundary was from the Umlalazi River to the Amatikulu River. Fishing was slow with many anglers down scaling to scratch just to get on the board. Our club finished 7th overall out of the 14 clubs entered. Susan was our top angler coming 2nd overall in her class, beaten by 0.2 points and won another prize for catching the 2nd biggest edible resulting in her walking away with 2 chickens. Look at the picture of the surf today for those who fished the weekend in that side wash will not belive it can settle so fast.
I know of 2 boats that went out, Gert headed for Richards Bay and planned to fish the Dawson’s area looking for Dorado while Stefan and Boela went to the wreck yesterday, let us hope they were successful.
Mtunzini Angling Club are hosting their Family Day fishing competition on the 16th of December. Registration takes place at the Ski Boat club from 5-7 am, lines in at 5 am lines up at 1pm , prize giving will be held at the club followed by a bring and braai. Entry fee Men R20.00, Ladies and Kids R10.00.