FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Monday, 23rd July 2018
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Name: Arthur Cary
Email: caryaj@xsinet.co.za
Phone: 076 3120417

The Natal South Coast has had a fantastic sardine season, with nets of these fish being pulled all along the coast as far north as Ballito.  The shoals have been accompanied large numbers of big sharks as well as game fish and many an angler had his reel stripped of hundreds of metres of line.

As is customary, while the sardine run was on, very few fish, other than kingfish were being caught from the shore, but as from the middle of July, shad fishing has picked up tremendously and all the favourite spots are crowded with dozens of intent anglers, especially over at the weekends, many of whom take more than their fair quota on one outing. I have not seen or heard of DAFF officers in the Hibberdene to Port Shepstone area.

Offshore fishing has also been very good with good catches of Couta and geelbek on every outing.

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