|Date of Report: Monday, 11th February 2019|
|Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417
Good catches of summer inedibles were made during the first 10 days of February
Surprisingly, a large number of shad were also being caught; unusual for this time of year as this species has normally moved south by now. Most of these fish were undersize, but the occasional decent fish of 40 cm was also taken.
The larger estuaries were producing rock salmon and grunter.
Heavy rains on the 10th and 11th of February, resulted in all the rivers coming down in spate and a number have broken through. This means that the sea will soon turn to an unfishable chocolate brown for a few days, but should result in improved conditions when it starts clearing up. At times the water clears surprisingly quickly, while at others it takes weeks before it can be fished with any hope of success. This clearing process depends on wind conditions.
Local dams are still producing bass on fly. The weather has been too warm to venture into the trout waters of East Griqualand. By mid March conditions for a trip should be favourable.
The club programme for the next few months is: