|Date of Report: Friday, 8th December 2017|
|Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417
Arthur Cary reports that although they have had plenty of rain it has been nothing like the floods further north towards Durban and the sea is reasonably clear and most of the estuaries are only slightly discoloured but certainly fishable although quite cold for this time of year.
The shad season reopened on December 1 and over the weekends the shoreline has been crowded with bait anglers, but a club member did manage a couple of shad on fly when he was able to find a bit of space between the bait fishers. Bait fishers have also been targeting garrick and sharks of which there are plenty because of the previously dirty water. The temperatures should start warming again over the weekend so expect the estuary fishing to become more productive as the water warms up.
The South Coast Fly Anglers Club programme for early 2018 is shown below:
Umtamvuna estuary -The cliffs on the Transkei side