FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Thursday, 11th October 2018
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Name: Arthur Cary
Email: caryaj@xsinet.co.za
Phone: 076 3120417

Despite the very high winds that we have been experiencing this month, the Port Shepstone Sandspit is producing plenty of garrick, mainly on live bait, (either mullet, pinkie or karantene,) but plugs and lures have also proved to be effective. Kob are also on the bite and are being caught on a “mixed grill” of sardine and squid, as well as on lures (paddle tail and Rapala.) Margate pier and Splash Rock in Port Edward are also among the favoured spots.

For those anglers who prefer to fish the gullies, there are bronze bream and brusher. A number of large shad are also being caught and unfortunately with DAFF officers being conspicuous by their absence, very few of these are being returned. (The shad season only opens on 1st December.)

The weather has not been kind to the fly-fishing fraternity, due to the adverse winds, so very little has been caught on fly, but under the right conditions, there is no reason not to wet a line and try for some of the shad that are around.

The South Coast Fly Anglers Club have a very full program until December. See below:

Date

Outing

Venue

Time

14th October

Yellowfish outing

Umzimkulu

08h30

22nd October

Grub & travel meeting

Ski Boat Club

18h00

26th to 30th October

Saltwater outing

St Lucia & Cape Vidal

TBA

28th October

Saltwater outing

Southbroom Estuary

06h00

31st October

Monthly meeting

Ski Boat Club

18h00 for 18h30

4th November

Saltwater outing

Durban Bay

05h00

5th November

Grub & travel meeting

Ski Boat Club

18h00

8th to 11th November

Trout trip

Wattled Crane

TBA

13th November

Fly Tying workshop

Dean’s home

18h30

28th November

Monthly meeting

Ski Boat Club

18h00 for 18h30

2nd December

Christmas outing

Steve’s Dam

06h00

 

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