The Transkei area has produced big sharks. A few huge hammerheads and grey sharks are frequenting most hotspots while catches of Garrick, shad and kob have been reported.
The summer has certainly made a grand entrance recently with guys getting stuck into some very impressive flatfish. The hot summer conditions have made angling along the KZN coast come alive.
Now that the Shad season is officially re opened there has been some nice specimens taken. Plenty of big shad have been around most of the hotspots along our coastline, remember guys PLEASE stick to size and bag limits.
Reports from the Transkei area suggest that the kob is still around but the numbers have dropped from previous weeks. Very few Garrick has been taken but plenty of big sharks are still around the deep water points.
The latest reports received from the Transkei areas indicate that there are plenty of sharks on offer at most of the hotspots here. There are also plenty of garrick and kob around. Most of the bigger sharks were targeted by using whole mackerel and bonito.
Splash Rock in Port Edward has seen plenty of action. A few decent sized grey and hammerhead sharks have been around the area, most taken on big bloody slide baits. The kob has also been around but the numbers have dropped from previous weeks.
The Margate pier has seen bronze bream and few flatfish being taken. The calmer waters have been producing some decent catches of black tail and karanteen.
A clear indication of the effects of Global Warming on weather patterns and climate changes is the fact that in November we are witnessing an onslaught of Garrick along our coastline. These winter specimens have been known to feed along the KZN Coastline as late as September and sometimes just trickling into October, but recent catches along the coastline, North, Central and South have shown that they are very much around.