After a hectic 2 weeks which consisted of League 4 and the St Monica’s children’s day, the hype around our 5th League was rather blurred out as most guys were too busy to even consider chatting about it. Never the less, Sunday rolled around and we all met bright and early at the Clansthal main parking lot. The turnout was not as prolific as previous events, which was either a direct result of the huge sea that morning or the fact that guys were feeling the pain of this being a third weekend in a row of a KZN Fishing event.
Registrations were quickly processed and guys braved the dark cold winter morning as they set out to hunt the huge boundary from Errol Hayes in the north to Greenpoint in the South. As the sun began to bring some much needed warmth and shed some light on the sea, it became more and more evident of the huge challenge that faced us. It seemed like the wind over night had enraged the sea, and we were confronted with waves that could very well have exceeded 15 meters.
The Port Edward area has seen plenty of shad landed, while on some days they have remained on the bite throughout the day. Those attempting to target game fish on these live shad have certainly not walked away empty handed. Some huge kob and garrick have been keeping the locals busy.
Some excellent news this week for those anticipating the arrival of the greatest shoal on earth. The silver bullets have been spotted very close to the Hole in the Wall area in the Transkei yesterday. Plenty of game fish, sharks, dolphins and gannets have been spotted in the shoals.
The Port Edward area has seen plenty of shad landed, while on some days they have remained on the bite throughout the day. Those attempting to target game fish on these live shad have certainly not walked away empty handed. A tuna of over 20kgs has been taken off Splash Rock on a live shad this week. Some huge kob and garrick have been keeping the locals busy.
While we wait for Mother Nature to shower us with her bounty of silver bullets, it is time to reflect and give back some good fortune. Our worthwhile cause, the “take a special child fishing”, where we take the kids from St Monica’s children’s home for a fun day of fishing, is around the corner. We try and allocate each child a tutor. As we are still short of tutors, please follow the link http://www.kznfishing.co.za/index.php/forum/5-general-posts/97339-take-a-special-child-fishing-12-july-2014 and avail yourself to this worthy cause. What more could you ask for? A fun day of fishing, and doing some good in the process.
Reports from the locals on the lower south coast suggest that fishing has slowed a bit this after a crazy weekend. Heavy under currents have made angling difficult. Nonetheless, this past weekend saw plenty of action in and around the Port Edward area. This area has produced a mixed bag of some very decent edible fish. Shad, Garrick, Kob and a beautiful Daga Salmon were taken here over the last week.