FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Upper South Coast

Date of Report: Friday, 28th September 2018
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Name: Roger Gurr
Phone: 082 464 6350

Hello Everyone,

                                In a few days it will officially be spring time, so with the warmer weather already here I am looking forward to the summer species starting to move into our area and into Durban harbour.

I am particularly hoping for a good year as far as Springer, Sea Pike and the Kingfish species are concerned so let’s hope we are going to have our lines stretched to the max in the next few months.

The sardine run is a thing of the past so local fishermen have been targeting Shad and Garrick, with a few Grunter, Stumpnose and some nice big Blacktail also coming out. However, the fishing has, for the most part been patchy.

Martin Smuts has been fishing Durban harbour and has had great fun with Bigeye Kingfish, Torpedo Scadd and a few nice Grunter. The most successful fly has been the “Green Mamba” basically an olive winged Charlie fished off the banks between Wilson’s Wharf and the yacht mole on an incoming tide.

Chris Rothman, Stan Stanton and I fished Highmoor Dams last Friday with Stan and Chris getting thirteen Trout between them and measuring from 38cm up to 55cm, all were Rainbow Trout mostly from the lower dam.

On Saturday we fished the dams at Glenrock and once again Stan and Chris out fished me. The best fish all from the back dam and Chris getting a beautiful Brown Trout of 50cm just as the storm and gale force winds arrived to chase us off the water.

All in all, a great weekend and some wonderful fishing.

During early September Chris and Marius fished the Umkomaas at Nyala Pans with Chris again getting six yellow fish and Marius some casting practice.

Peter Lehman fished a friend’s private dam in the Natal midlands last weekend and was blessed with a beautiful cock fish, not sure of the length but a really nice fish.

Well that’s it for now, be safe and I hope you will all have some fun in the next month or two.





Bigeye Kingfish