Sarine run: pilot shoals arrive on South Coast

2011-06-21 00:00

THE first pilot shoals of sardines have been spotted between Mfazazana, north of Hibberdene, and Margate.

Johnny de Wet, Hibiscus Coast Deputy Mayor, said they arrived just in time for the Sardine Festival.

Ntombifikile Gumede, Ugu District Mayor, said South Coast visitors will be happy to know the sardine rush is on.

Mike Anderson-Reade, head of operations of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, said the first net-out consisted of 25 baskets. Other netters also attempted to net sardines from the shore at Banana Beach.

He said no bird activity accompanied the shoals, but about 500 common dolphins moved through the Margate area during the early morning.

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