There were some rough seas around last week, along most of our coastline but this didn't keep the fishermen at home. Sea conditions this week have been much better. All this has meant that some good fish have come out along the South Coast and around Durban.
The Port Edward area is once again fishing very well with numerous different catches being recorded. Splash rock has seen decent size grey and sand sharks being landed along with some flatfish. Bronze bream and other gully fish have also kept the guys busy here.
Margate pier is still producing shad, although very small and under the legal size. Pompano, wave garrick and blacktail make up the other catches. A few brown skates are also reported to have been landed here.
Yet again Splash Rock on the lower South Coast has been fishing very well.The Shad however have been rather scarce recently and those that have been caught along this stretch are on the smallish side but other reef and gully fish have made up for this in the area. Bronze Bream, Cave Bass and Blacktails have kept the guys busy.
The Transkei area has produced big sharks. A few huge hammerheads and grey sharks are frequenting most hotspots while catches of Garrick, shad and kob have been reported.
The summer has certainly made a grand entrance recently with guys getting stuck into some very impressive flatfish. The hot summer conditions have made angling along the KZN coast come alive.
The festive season is finally behind us and once again the local anglers can reclaim their favourite fishing spots. Over the holidays some excellent fish were caught especially by those targeting non-edibles while some of the usually more common edible species such as shad were also around.