|Name: Chris Schoultz
Phone: 082 825 9535
Our water temperature is still a warm 17°C to 18°C and the skipjack and leervis are still moving around the Swartkops River. Although they are not always seen they show up almost every low tide and roll for 30min or so like Tarpon and then move again once the tide starts pushing. They are still actively feeding on Gilschritellos or silver sides which are small bait fish similar to a anchovy and are really fattening up on them.
The leerys are still active in all the rivers from Sundays to the Krom and there's some nice kob around. Especially in the Gamtoos river where the odd 30kg one has been caught already and a few 5kg to 18kg fish as well.
It really is starting to cool down so make sure you are dressed warmly for the mornings and sunsets as temperatures drop suddenly once the sun disappears.
An Eastern Cape estuary