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Fishing Report - 17 May 2013
Excellent news from the lower south coast, Port Edward will almost certainly see anglers heading in that direction in numbers. Shad have been prolific in the Splash Rock area and sizes have improved significantly. Hopefully this is an indication of a great season ahead. Along with the increase in shad numbers have come the garrick with some days producing as many as 5 of these most sort after fish. Kob is also being landed and some beautiful specimens in the 5-10kg region have been caught. The evenings have produced a number of hammerhead and spinner sharks.
Margate through to Port Shepstone has seen plenty of shad being taken. The sizes here have increased with a few reaching the 3kg mark. A number of garrick have been caught from the Uvongo pier and a few from Sandspit area in Shepstone. The Block in Sheppie has produced a variety of edible fish. Those putting in the hours are being rewarded.
The Ifafa and Mtwalume areas have been rather quite with only a few shad and grey sharks being landed.Plenty of bait fish are around but surprisingly the game fish have been scarce.
Fishing Report - 10 May 2013
Reports from the Port Edward area suggest that the shad are feeding at regular intervals. Hound and grey sharks are also feeding in the late evenings. It seems like the slightly colder water has brought the raggies on the bite, with one angler getting in on the action this past weekend.
The Margate area has seen bronze bream and shad being taken in the mornings and afternoons, along with plenty of rock and baitfish.
Fishing Report - 25 April 2013
Those wishing to visit the Transkei areas should certainly consider it as some excellent reports have come through. The Poenskop area is fishing very well with regards to kob. The white working water here has produced plenty of these fish in the 4-15kg region, although some locals did get some bigger specimens at night. The best baits working for these fish seem to be octopus tentacles and fresh chokka. Other hotspots in Transkei are producing some in-edibles of note, which include Hammerheads and a few big Raggies have moved into the area. Fresh mackerel or bonnies slid off the points will certainly entice these big fish.
Word from the lower south coast suggests that the shad have been present on most mornings but not many are making the legal size. Splash Rock in Port Edward has seen a few hammerheads and kob taken at night, while bronze bream is still being taken on the ledges.
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. Reports of a Garrick being taken here has also filtered through the locals. Not far off at Orange rocks, shad has come out in good numbers as well as reports of a few Garrick being landed.
It seems like The Port Shepstone area is producing some decent catches on the south. The Block and Sandspit have come to life recently throwing a mixed bag of species. The Block has produced grunter and snapper salmon while the Sandspit area has seen shad and a Garrick this week.
Fishing Report - 03 May 2013
The long anticipated wait for the Garrick to arrive to the shores of KZN is finally over. Excellent reports of catches of these fish have surfaced recently.
The Transkei has been plagued with dirty and muddy water. It won’t be long now before waters clear up here and the fish will be back on the bite. Kob and a few sharks were still landed in these difficult conditions.
The lower south coast is fishing very well, shad is now feeding freely at most hotspots. The Port Edward area has seen these fish being taken in the early mornings with majority of them just making the legal size. The evenings have produced kob and hound sharks, while the ledges and gullies are producing good catches of black tail, stone bream and bronze bream.
Fishing Report - 19 April 2013
Big seas this past weekend has made angling difficult along the KZN coastline. The South Coast has been unusually quiet, with even the ever present shad being rather scarce. A few of the winter species have however made an early appearance.
The Transkei area has produced plenty of kob recently, with many anglers taking advantage of this opportunity. The sharks in the area however seemed to have moved off with not many being landed. Could they be moving further south to meet with their winter favourite, those silver bullets?