Splash Rock in the Port Edward area has been rather quite recently. Reports from the locals suggest that not much action has been recorded here except for a few Shad in the early mornings and Grey Sharks in the evenings. Fresh Mackerel throw baits have shown the best results when targeting these Grey Sharks.
The Margate area has a bit more exciting news were shad is concerned, the sizes are far better and most of them making the legal size. It seems like The Port Shepstone area is producing some decent catches on the south.
The lower South Coast has been producing some fairly decent catches for this part of the season recently, with anglers getting stuck into some Grey and Hound Sharks.
Margate pier is busy with small Shad with the odd decent sized one in between. The Block in the Port Shepstone area has produced a few decent catches. Kingfish, Shad and Grunter make up the target list along this part. Sardine and cracker shrimps prove to produce the best results.
Some recent reports of Shad making an appearance have surfaced. Anglers fishing some of the regular spots in the South Coast have gotten Shad in the early mornings; however these fish are still very small. There are still some decent sized Pompano being landed.
The Ifafa and Mtwalume areas have seen some action recently, with some decent size bronze bream and pompanos being taken. Shad have also been taken on a regular basis with most of them making the legal size.
The best news is that the shad is back on the bite at most hot spots in the Port Edward area. Some Bronze Bream and other rock fish have also been caught.
Margate pier has had a few Shad and even a couple of smaller Stumpies. Port Shepstone has had a quiet week with no reports of big fish. This seems to be the trend along this stretch with Orange Rocks a virtual graveyard on almost every day this week.
The Second League was at the second destination on our unusual league format for the 2016 season. It was felt that this venue will give anglers the opportunity on low tide to wade and get big baits to attract some flatties.
Few weeks before the event we had introduced two members into the admin team. So Vischal and Bobby were given their first taste of handling registration and the scores cards. They were assisted by Calvin. The number of entrants actually exceeded the previous event. This was a first for any KZN Fishing League. Some members spent the early hours collecting baits from sea lice to the very expensive bay squid. As the 9.0 clock start time grew closer the line for registration thinned out.