Most of the hotspots down South are producing Shad in good numbers. Splash Rock in Port Edward has been fishing well with not only Shad but also Bronze Bream and Kob. Those opting to put out bigger baits were rewarded with excellent catches of Grey and Hound Sharks.
Margate through to Uvongo has been producing the goods. Good catches of shad and garrick have been reported by the locals. Some bronze bream have also been taken here.
Splash Rock has anglers in frenzy with the elusive shad taking almost every bait in the water. The good news stemming from the locals is that the sizes of shad have impressively increased. Along with the Shad comes a host of other edible species. Grunter, Stumpies, Kob, Stone Breams, Silver Breams, Black tails and Karanteens make up the recorded catches at Splash Rock.
Orange Rocks and Potholes have been throwing out Shad in good numbers. A few Garrick have also been taken here.
After the cancellation of our 3rd League event, it left us with a huge gathering of very eager fishermen at the 4th League event. Members arrived very early at Amanzimtoti River Mouth in anticipation of a very productive event. Spirits were high and the atmosphere was exciting.
Registrations and the Briefing were done promptly and then everyone headed for the beach. The conditions were favourable, with the only damper being a large sandbank, which resulted in a bit of a current in the front trough.
However anglers got lines in as quick as possible and the anticipation of getting those early fish was high. A few smaller fish began showing their presence and soon Henry managed to land a small Blacktail. But no big fish yet…
The Shad continues to keep most anglers on the South Coast happy, with the sizes and numbers growing daily. Splash Rock has produced, and shad and signs of Garrick have also filtered through.
Port Shepstone and the Sandspit areas are now getting into the action with a few Garrick and plenty of shad being landed.
Splash Rock area has seen its first sightings of Garrick. A live Shad in the early mornings and afternoons has given anglers some success although the Garrick are still on the small side. The locals at Orange Rocks suggest that the shad are feeding ever so freely with Garrick also being landed.
The Block in Port Shepstone has shown positive results, were Shad and Grunter are concerned and even the odd Garrick. A few decent sized Blacktails and Stumpies have also made fishing along this part very productive.