FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Upper South Coast

Date of Report: Tuesday, 17th April 2018
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Name: Roger Gurr
Phone: 082 464 6350

Hello Everyone,

If you read the fishing reports in the Mercury every Friday you would expect to go down to the sea and enjoy excellent fishing but this is just not the case. Speaking to all the locals, they say that fishing off the beach is just a total waste of time, that there are no fish around at the moment.

Added to that we are still having regular good rainfalls, so the rivers and the sea close in is dirty for days on end, although we have had a few days when the sea conditions have been crystal and the ski boats and paddle ski fishermen have enjoyed some good fishing with Natal Snoek and Yellowtail Tuna around.

Throughout most of last year there were small Shad around, and usually by mid- April the small Shad are being caught freely around rocky points along the upper south coast, but to date very few Shad have been caught.

I have not had any news form Durban harbour and have not fished it myself so I have no idea if it’s fishing well or not.

The days are getting shorter and it’s getting a little cooler so perhaps the fishing will improve during the next few months, we shall see.

Mike Bosse fished a dam in the Berg last weekend and Stan Stanton and Marius Greonwaldt fished Highmoor Dams.  They all caught some good sized Trout so that may be the way to go for a while until the salt water fishing improves.

I am sorry I do not have better news this month, hopefully I shall have brighter news next month.

Till then,

Cheers and be safe.