The wait for the Greatest Shoal on Earth is finally over, with decent shoals passing through the KZN Coastline. There have been plenty of large shoals spotted in the Transkei region this week.
The Port Edward area is fishing very well, with plenty of good size shad being caught on most mornings. Splash Rock has been producing some decent kob in the evenings. Smooth hound and spinner sharks are also being taken here, while the ledges and gullies are producing bronze bream and few rock cods.
Margate through to Uvongo has been producing the goods. Good catches of shad and garrick have been reported by the locals. Some bronze bream have also been taken here.
The arrival of the “Silver Tide,” for 2015 has taken many by surprise. A decent amount of sardines was netted in the Margate area on Thursday this week. Angling along the KZN coastline will definitely pick up now.
Shad have been prolific in the Port Edward area, giving many anglers hours of joy. Those targeting garrick have also been rewarded not only with abundant live bait around. Grey and hound sharks have also been taken in the late evenings and decent size kob at night.
The lower south coast is fishing very well, shad is now feeding freely at most hotspots. The Port Edward area has seen these fish being taken in the early mornings with majority of them just making the legal size. The evenings have produced kob and hound sharks, while the ledges and gullies are producing good catches of black tail, stone bream and bronze bream.
Shad have been prolific in the Splash Rock area and sizes have improved significantly. Hopefully this is an indication of a great season ahead. Along with the increase in shad numbers have come the garrick with some days producing as many of these most sort after fish. Kob is also being landed and some beautiful specimens in the 5-10kg region have been caught. The evenings have produced a number of hammerhead and spinner sharks.
Angling along the KZN Coastline should definitely improve in weeks to come, the weather and water conditions should settle and allow for some good fishing conditions.
With good water conditions, the Margate pier is throwing plenty of shad on most days. Those targeting kob have had great success here in the late evenings.