FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Upper South Coast

Date of Report: Tuesday, 4th July 2017
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Name: Roger Gurr
Phone: 082 464 6350

Hello Everyone,

                               I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather, well cooler on the KZN coast at least!!

Talking about cooler, it’s a well- known fact that sardines prefer cooler sea temperatures, usually below 16 degrees C. However despite sea temperatures of around 23 degrees C at the moment the sardines arrived along the upper south coast during the past ten days and were netted just north of the Umkomaas river mouth as well as Winkelspruit, Amanzimtoti, Isipingo beach and Scottburgh and have since disappeared again. Not many game fish were caught with them but a few garrick, snoek and geelbeck salmon were landed in this area.

On the fly fishing side I don’t have much to report other than a few grunter and small cob caught in Durban harbour and just off the end of the north pier of the harbour mouth together with good catches of Shad .

During the next three or four months fishing should improve with the arrival of garrick, grunter and salmon in the harbour and couta, snoek, tuna as well as other game fish off shore for those who have paddle skis, boats or jet skis.

Till next time.