Fishing Report 03 January 2020
Weather for the weekend.
NE gusting 16 for most of the day. Sunny with a max of 33 with some rain forecast in the evening. Wave height 1.4 period 11 barometer 1008-1005.
High Tide 09.02 Low Tide 02.19 Neap tide.
NE gusting 15 swinging late in the afternoon to an E gusting 14. Sunny with a max of 33 with some rain in the evening. Wave height 1.6 period 11 barometer 1008-1003.
High Tide 10.28 Low 03.27.
NE gusting 22 before swinging to a SW gusting 18 in the afternoon. Sunny with a max of 34. Wave height 1.9-1.6 period 11 barometer 1002-1004.
High Tide 11.52 Low 05.04.
With the holiday season coming to an end we are expecting the fish to come up to the shop on Monday morning begging for food as they are so used to being fed all day every day for the last 3 weeks, I suppose the holiday season is nature’s way of ensuring an abundance of food during the juveniles growing period. Jokes aside many an angler was kept entertained by the abundant species of fish found in the estuarine system. Although the odd big catch was reported most were undersized and returned to the water.
The other day I was collecting stock from Kingfisher and while waiting I was chatting to the guys down stairs and coming from Mtunzini naturally the topic switched to Diamonds and why there are so few about, the conclusion was we have not had enough North wind and consecutive hot days, we have had stunning weather so far this year and from today we are going to have 3 consecutive days of NE let’s see if this will be enough to bring the Diamonds on the bite. The shad are biting like mad and amongst them the odd Snapper kob is coming out most guys are walking away with their quota. There are several patches of weed in the water here is a tip, if you see weed on the tide mark walk on. Diamonds are coming out here and there and Riaan got 3 in 2 sessions.
The last 2 days have been great for boating and the guys have taken advantage of it in a big way with some very nice specimens of Javelin Grunter, Kob, Slinger and Catface Rockcod. Game fish seem scarce but are there an angler reports while spooning at Gerries they had 4 Couta follows but no takes. Boats fishing the Richards Bay area are catching Wahoo, Tuna and Dorado. Young Louis fished 2 days in a row and I said what are you doing with the fish he replied” Gee Nic have you seen how much fish a Vallie can eat” apparently they do. The wind for the week end is not too hectic but on Sunday the swell might come into play.