FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Wednesday, 15th May 2019
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Name: Arthur Cary
Email: caryaj@xsinet.co.za
Phone: 076 3120417

Although the sea has cleared remarkably quickly, after last month’s torrents of rain, rock and surf fishing remains very slow. Reports of the occasional rock cod being caught, but very little else. A number of small pods of dolphins are to be seen travelling up and down the coast on a daily basis, which is a sure sign that bait fish are in the area behind the backline. 

 A recent saltwater outing by members of the South Coast Fly Anglers, produced a few small moonies, kingfish and one under size shad, but even these fish were very selective in what they wanted.      

Local farm dams and rivers are still far too dirty to produce any fish on fly and the water is cooling down rapidly with the onset of winter, so for the next while we will have to concentrate on the saltwater and East Griqualand for trout. On that score it should be noted that the Matatiele Trout Compo, scheduled for 15th – 16th  June, has been postponed, as the access road is in very poor condition and is unlikely to be repaired by the local municipality any time soon.

Events Calendar for the South Coast Fly Anglers Club

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

TIME

26th May

Saltwater outing

Nash

06h30

30th May

Monthly meeting

Ski Boat Club

18h00 for 18h30

2nd June

Saltwater outing

Umzumbe Flats

06h30

 

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Fishing the surf