Mixed fortunes for anglers from Port Edward to Tugela Mouth

2010-02-13 00:00

TERRY Nel from Tacklenet in Port Edward reports that the shad have been on the bite again and a local gentleman and angler, Indrin, landed a 25 kg kingfish at Splash Rock this weekend and a fair sized hammerhead shark was also caught there as well. Bronze bream are also taking bait and there are also baitfish on the bite.

In the Durban area, Graham Darling caught a sharp nose brown ray of 79 cm (14,91 kg), his friend Peter Gething also caught a sharp nose brown ray of 80 cm (15,44 kg) as well as three grey sharks of 74 cm (5,73 kg), 78 cm (6,73 kg) and one of 119 cm (24,43 kg). On Sunday the seventh, they were back there and Peter landed a honeycomb ray of about 15,38 kg (in his hurry or excitement, Peter forgot to measure this one, so above is purely an estimation). All in all a very good fishing weekend at Umhlanga Lighthouse.

Nat Govender from Toyota sent in this report about the recent fishing competition. Toyota Angling Club fished their 16 th Annual Meet from 05/02/2010 until 06/02/2010 and had the presentation on the 07/02/2010. The results are as follows: They had a total of 105 anglers who attended and they where based at the Tugela Mouth Resort. Fishing was not good, but they all had a wonderful weekend. Fish that were landed were caught north of Tugela Mouth at Richards Bay, Durnford and Mtunzini. Ashraf Khan lost three huge skates at Mtunzini, each of the fights lasted over 1,5 hours before the line or hooks gave way. Rakesh Harilal also lost a bus at Tinley Manor when one hook broke and the other was straightened.

A big-thank you to all those that supported the annual meet especially Toyota South Africa and the tackle shops The Kingfisher, Cheapest Tackle and Midas. Only 10 fish were landed over the one-kilogram mark ,which they regard as a catch to obtain weight points.

TOP ANGLERS FOR THIS ROUND:

Position Name Team Species Weight (KG) Weight Points.

1. Dean Rammanhor Truck Plant Black tip 58,8 58,8.

2. Anban Reddy TSD Honeycomb 23,8 23,8.

3. Nishaan Singh TDM Kob 3,6 7,2.

Largest Inedible For This Round: Dean Rammanhor of Truck Plant with a Black tip of 58,8 kg.

Largest Edible for This Round: Nishaan Singh of TDM with a Kob of 3,6 kg.

Most Fish by an Individual. For This Round: Derek Gengan of TSD with two fish.

The Kingfisher hosts free fishing clinics on its premises once a month, and booking is essential. These clinics are there to help beginners and experienced anglers to see what the sport is all about and how to target certain species of fish. It also shows anglers what equipment to use and also elaborates on safety. Shane from Freedivers is hosting a diving clinic on February 27 at The Kingfisher, 53 Hunter Street, Durban. This will be a great clinic, especially as the crayfish season opens on the 1st of March. To find out more about these clinics and to book a seat please phone The Kingfishers sales staff on 031 368 3903.

The Kingfisher’s trading hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 1 pm.

Please note that The Kingfisher will be closed on March 1 and 2 for stocktaking. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause you.

For the latest KZN fishing news presented by OJ tune into East Coast Radio At 5.40 am Monday — Friday. If you miss that then phone the Kingfisher’s KZN Angling Hotline on 082 234 6362. This report is updated daily at 7 am.

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