FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Friday, 21st September 2018
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Name: Arthur Cary
Email: caryaj@xsinet.co.za
Phone: 076 3120417

Bronze bream have come onto the bite recently and some very nice specimens have been caught in the rocky bays and gullies that they frequent. The preferred baits for these are prawn or cracker shrimp.

There are only a few days left to legally catch and keep shad, which is a bonus for the fly fishermen, as the closed season (October-November) means that the hot spots are not crowded by bait anglers. 

Garrick and kob are being caught at all the usual spots, (Umzumbe, Port Shepstone Sandspit, Uvongo and Margate piers and Port Edward Splash Rock. Live baits are irresistible to these clean fighting fish, while plugs are also a good bet. Kob are mainly taken on a good sized bait of chokka, sardine or small bait fish as well as on paddle tail or Rapala type lures.

Sharks and other inedibles are still on the bite and some very large fish have been caught off the deeper points and also in the sandy bays.

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The Umtamvuna estuary