Fishing Report 17 February 2020
NE gusting 16 picking up to a SW gusting 24. Sunny with a max of 33 with rain in the evening. Wave height 1.2 period 9 barometer 1007-1012.
High Tide 10.18 Low Tide 03.18.
SW gusting 23 peaking at 27 by late afternoon. Rain forecast all day with a max of 27. Wave height 1.6-1.4 period 8 barometer 1013-1014.
High Tide ---- Low Tide 05.43.
SW gusting 16 swinging in the afternoon to a SE gusting 12. Partly cloudy with a max 27. Wave height 1.6-1.8 period 9 barometer 1014-1012.
High Tide 01.29 Low Tide 07.32. Big jump tide.
NE gusting 5 swinging during the afternoon to an E gusting 20. Sunny with a max of 36. Wave height 1.5 period 9 barometer 1008-999.
High Tide 06.44 Low Tide 00.56.
The lagoon out fished all 3 categories of fishing although there was not much action fish were landed or boated but not in big numbers, the most unusual catch was a Honey Comb Ray on a Rapala most of us have not heard of that happening. The biggest fish we know about was a fairly good size Pick handle Barracuda, they don’t get very big in the estuarine system as they go out to sea just before reaching maturity.
Zululand Ladies fished Nationals last week in East London, they were the strongest team as they had had to prop the table up or putting it in another way they managed to fish their way into last spot however the great news is Susan Breedt (She fishes for our local club) finished 8th overall and was selected to fish for the Presidents team, well done that lady. Fishing over the weekend was very slow as the water warmed up and a very few catches were made, an interesting catch was a massive Silago. There is a report of an Angler fighting a fish for over a hr. on the main beach on Saturday does anyone know what was landed?
Even the boats had a tough time over the weekend however Action got some Tuna and a nice size Dorado while Greg managed a 29.5kg Couta. Gert and his crew managed 2 Rockcod while Merriman fishing closer in got a nice Yellow Belly, Santer, Slinger, Scotsman and a Big Eye Kingfish. The warm water seems to affect the Ski boats as well, even Elih fishing on a double fish ski battled and had no luck.