Weather starting to favour anglers

2010-12-04 00:00

THE Postal Annual Meet awards for 2010 have been posted on the union’s website: www.kzncau.co.za

Despite extreme weather conditions, anglers are finding fish when a good window of weather presents itself. Almost the entire KZN coastline now has discoloured water and this, accompanied by a few days of north-easterly winds, is usually a recipe for good angling.

Anglers fishing in the Scottburgh area have had some fun off the point with a few skates and sand sharks landed and one or two fish were well over the 10 kg mark. Quite a few bigger specimens were lost.

Terry Nel of Port Edward reports that fishing there has not been too active except for some kob that have been taken at night from the beaches down there.

On the north coast there have not been many reports about the much-awaited annual sand sharks, but it should not take long now before they arrive.

Anglers targeting edibles are having some fun as summer fish in the form of pompano, stumpies and grunter have started feeding. As always, anglers fishing the Umkomaas stretch have had some good returns. Garrick and brusher have started going off the boil.

The Zululand beaches should start fishing well soon.

Ski boats are slowly changing their focus to game fish as there are some good reports of dorado coming off the deeper water off Durban.

I have always wanted to say this, so let me say it again — sailfish on fly off Durban. The adrenalin is still pumping through my veins even though some time has passed. It was such an exciting experience.

We launched early in the morning to miss the heavy NE wind that was predicted and so were on our way out the harbour by 4 am. The trip was purely a fly-fishing trip.

First up was a double hook-up of dorado, one was lost, the other landed. We then had a third dorado hook-up.

Eventually we got the sailfish to the boat and it did a spectacular jump when I had the leader in my hand. I estimate this sailfish at around 40 kg. After that we managed a double hook-up.

Don’t forget to watch the action-packed ESA fishing shows on TV. These shows feature both saltwater and freshwater fishing and are aired on SuperSport 1. The ESA saltwater show will be broadcast weekly on Thursdays between 9.30 am and 8.30 pm, and the ESA freshwater show will air weekly on Tuesdays between 7 pm and 7.30 pm.

Send any info about fishing, fish caught or competitions in your area to mike.pereira@kingfisher.co.za or fax 031 368 4007, attention Mike.

For the latest KZN fishing news presented by O.J., tune into East Coast Radio at 5.40 am Monday to Friday.

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