The shad season will re-open this Monday the 1st of December. Please guys stick to the legal size and bag limit.
The Transkei area has certainly been good this year with regards to some excellent fish still being landed along this part of the coastline. A few huge sharks are still being taken at most hotspots while kob and Garrick have been prolific in recent days.
Finally the summer fish have arrived on the lower south coast. Port Edward has experienced some decent fishing lately, catches of kob, bronze bream and plenty of flat fish on offer at this well-known hotspot.
Margate pier has produced a few bonefish and pompano. The evenings have brought out a few grey sharks, while the ledges did produce black tail and stone bream.
The latest reports received from the Transkei areas indicate that there are plenty of sharks on offer at most of the hotspots here. There are also plenty of garrick and kob around. Most of the bigger sharks were targeted by using whole mackerel and bonito.
Splash Rock in Port Edward has seen plenty of action. A few decent sized grey and hammerhead sharks have been around the area, most taken on big bloody slide baits. The kob has also been around but the numbers have dropped from previous weeks.
The Margate pier has seen bronze bream and few flatfish being taken. The calmer waters have been producing some decent catches of black tail and karanteen.
The Transkei area is fishing very well with the deep water points producing the best results. Plenty of big grey and hammerhead sharks were around. Those targeting edibles were also rewarded with excellent catches of bronze bream, kob and mussel cracker.
A clear indication of the effects of Global Warming on weather patterns and climate changes is the fact that in November we are witnessing an onslaught of Garrick along our coastline. These winter specimens have been known to feed along the KZN Coastline as late as September and sometimes just trickling into October, but recent catches along the coastline, North, Central and South have shown that they are very much around.
The lower South Coast managed to produce some good catches for the die-hard anglers that did brave the weather Around the Port Edward area some nice Bronze Bream and the odd small shark were taken along the gullies while traditional hot spots like Splash Rock stood empty due to the huge swell.