FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Upper South Coast

Date of Report: Thursday, 11th January 2018
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Name: Roger Gurr
Email: allclean@mweb.co.za
Phone: 082 464 6350

Hello Everyone,

                          It’s the 10th of January so most of the visitors have packed up and gone home to nurse their sunburn and give their livers a chance to recover from the holiday braais and beers so I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and that at least some of you spent some time at the water’s edge and caught a fish or two. Hopefully there were quite a few who managed their first salt water fish on fly.

Fishing from the beaches and rocky points or bays has not been good, or at least I have not heard of many fish coming out. Mostly it’s been small Shad in the gullies and around rocky points. I have heard that Stumpnose and Pompano have been caught off the beaches between the Bluff and Umkomaas, but they have been few and far between and on bait.

The good news is that fishing in Durban harbour has improved a lot. Justin Annells and Shane Toffte fished from around 5pm to 10pm. Shane caught Pursemouth and Shad and Justin got reefed by a big Kingfish, Lost the biggest Springer right next to his boat and landed and released three nice Bigeye Kingfish, and a good size Pick Handle. Both of them lost Springer and say there were lots of Springer and baitfish around.

Martin Smuts fishing the bay last week caught a beautiful GT of 50cm which gave him a great fight which he landed on the centre bank, photographed and released successfully. He fished again today and caught a big Sand Gurnard, a Springer, a Grunter and a Pick Handle which were all released. All his fish were caught on Olive-winged Clousers. (Green Mamba)

Marius Groenewald and friends, fishing at night caught and released twelve Grunter.

I fished with Marius and we caught a few Torpedo Scad so one can see that there is a good variety of fish in the bay and they are feeding.

That’s all for now.

Cheers

Roger

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Torpedo Scad