No sign of ‘slippery silvers’, yet

2016-06-23 06:00

IF you’re wondering whether the slippery silvers­ will make an appearance in time for the July school holidays, the answer is sadly, no.

Mike Anderson-Reade of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board said there is currently no sardine activity along the South Coast they are aware of.

“No confirmed netting of any sardines has taken place off KZN this season to date,” said Anderson-Reade.

He said there have been many occasions where bait fish have been visible off almost the entire coast.

“However, these have been confirmed to be a mixture of East Coast round herring (red eye sardines), mackerel, anchovy and maasbanker.

“I believe there have been a few pilchards among them, but that is very common as these are all shoaling fish and mix from time to time.”

He added it was still fairly early in the season and hopefully things pick up sometime soon.

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