Reports from the lower South suggest that plenty of edibles are being taken but the infamous Shad has been scarce on many days. The Garrick however has made up for this and is being taken in good numbers, along with Bronze Bream and Brusher. Those opting to put in an evening or a night session at Splash Rock or the surrounding areas have had some positive results with some nice Kob being landed.
The Block in Port Shepstone has been throwing out a variety of fish recently. Slightly discoloured water has proven to the significant factor, especially for Kob and Grunter. Garrick however has been slow but a few have been taken at Sandspit.
Sezela is also producing the goods, with the Shad making their presence felt on certain mornings, there have also been a few brusher and Garrick around, keeping anglers busy. The Mill bay area has seen some early summer flatfish being landed, while the Umdoni area has had a rather quite week with just a few small blue skates.
This league event was somewhat different, as opposed to the others. We had set start and end times to be from 11am to 6pm, affording our members an opportunity to fish an afternoon session. With an outgoing and incoming tide falling within fishing times, and With several calls from members to localise the competition due to travelling costs it was decided to have the competition as close as possible. However this event was the lowest turnout ever. It certainly looks like that our league events have reached a level of maturation. It cannot be said that the competition is over. As this year even if you enter one competition and pull out a large fish you still can overtake the leaders.
The Port Edward area is finally producing some impressive catches. Shad has been prolific in both numbers and size. There is a slight concern from the locals with the lack of Garrick in the area, but plenty of decent sized kob has been taken in the evenings at Lucky Dip and has somewhat made up for the Garrick absence.
The Port Edward area has seen plenty of grey sharks taken in the evenings while the early mornings are still producing shad. The Garrick has been few and far between but the bronze bream has been prolific on red prawn.
The 6th event on the KZN Fishing’s league calendar will be held this Saturday the 6th of September at Ansteys / Brighton beach. Registrations start at 10am and lines in at 11am. For more details and information, kindly log onto the forum.
Word from the lower South Coast is that Shad are feeding freely throughout most days. Bronze bream are also keeping anglers busy. Port Edward has produced some excellent fish recently, with some good sized Garrick around the 14kg mark. Plenty of Kob has fallen to live baits at night too.