Brushershow up on south coast

2009-08-15 00:00

BRUSHER seem to have entrenched themselves along the south coast with the Isipingo and Doonside areas producing numerous good-size fish. The Winkle High Rocks area has also, to a lesser degree, yielded some good-size specimens. However, it is shad and garrick that are featuring prominently along the entire KZN coastline, such as the Blue Lagoon and Toti areas. The Durban area itself has for the past few weeks fished very well, with anglers getting their quotas of shad very quickly.

Anglers chancing their arm at early summer flatfish have been pleasantly surprised as some small sandsharks, up to the 15 kg mark, landed in the Illovo and Umkomaas areas in the course of last week.

The Transkei is in prime season for edible fish as garrick and kob are feeding well around Port St Johns. Coffee Bay and Mpolompo have started producing Cape yellowtail. Sharks, mainly hammerheads, have also made their presence felt along this coastline.

The Kingfisher’s Biggest Shad Competition will be run in August and September, with three prizes each month. The heaviest shad caught each month will earn its catcher a 14-foot Kingfisher Poseidon 5pc graphite rod valued at R1 925, the second heaviest shad a Daiwa SL 50SHK reel valued at R1 189, and third heaviest shad a Daiwa Opus Plus 6000 reel valued at R567. All shad (fresh) must be weighed at The Kingfisher, 53 Hunter Street, Durban, during trading hours.

So far, the winning shad for the month of August is one of 3,1 kg caught by Silvalinjn Pillay while fishing at Green Point.

Now for the results, from Jonathan Pilling, of the Umkomaas 40th Interclub Competition held at Umkomaas on August 7, 8 and 9:

First, Warnadoone with 452 points, who caught two lovely cooper steenbrass of 19 kg and 18 kg.

Second, Pennington Juniors with 407 points, who caught a yellowfin tuna on Aliwal Shoal.

Third, Midlands with 142 points, who landed a small muscle-cracker and geelbek

KwaZulu-Natal Fly Fishing Association ended its season of provincial trials for 2009 last weekend with a well-attended and fun interprovincial event with Gauteng North Fly Fishing.

Gauteng North won the trophies back from KZN in each category.

The event also concluded trials 7 & 8 for KZN, so team selections for the forthcoming “A” National events in the Boland have been made:

KZN 2009 junior team: Matthew Cave`, Matt Gorlei, Keaton Bottriel, Matthew van Weiringen, Alex Meyer.

KZN senior team: Greg Fendt, Grevin Price, Richard Gorlei, Jan de Jager, Gillies McDavid.

KZNFFA will continue to do development cli­nics for juniors and ladies, as well as run regular provincial trials. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Linda Gorlei on linda@xis.co.za or 083 631 5301.

Catch the ESA team doing battle on ESA Saltwater at 7.30 pm on Thursdays, and don’t miss the bass show at 7 pm every Tuesday on SuperSport 1. Information about fishing, fish caught or competitions in your area should be e-mailed to kingfish@iafrica.com or faxed to 031 368 4137, attention Mike.

 

These are the results of the BASHEE River 2009 GRUNTER HUNT that was held on August 7, 8 and 9.

 

BIGGEST FISH OF THE DAY

DAY 1 Mark Osner 12.36 P

DAY 2 Dave Fraser 17.47 P

DAY 3 Greg Sutherland 20.49 P

BIGGEST FISH OTHER THAN BIGGEST EDIBLE AND BIGGEST PIGNOSE

6 Brian Johnson 9.27P

5 Jeremy Ferrow 11.26P

4 Marco Manietti 11.26P

3 Mark Osner 12.36P

2 Geoff Perkins 14.36P

1 Dave Fraser 17.47P

BIGGEST EDIBLE OF THE HUNT — BASHEE CUP

Greg Sutherland 20.49P

BIGGEST PIGNOSE OF THE HUNT – PIGNOSE PLAQUE

Greg Sutherland 20.49P

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL GROSS – FISHERMAN TROPHY

Jeremy Ferrow 28.38

HIGHEST TEAM GROSS Piggies 70.22

Kippers 63.43

Shadous 38.42

Pinkies 14.33

Tobies 9.81

Kobous 4.45

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