|Date of Report: Thursday, 11th October 2018|
|Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417
Despite the very high winds that we have been experiencing this month, the Port Shepstone Sandspit is producing plenty of garrick, mainly on live bait, (either mullet, pinkie or karantene,) but plugs and lures have also proved to be effective. Kob are also on the bite and are being caught on a “mixed grill” of sardine and squid, as well as on lures (paddle tail and Rapala.) Margate pier and Splash Rock in Port Edward are also among the favoured spots.
For those anglers who prefer to fish the gullies, there are bronze bream and brusher. A number of large shad are also being caught and unfortunately with DAFF officers being conspicuous by their absence, very few of these are being returned. (The shad season only opens on 1st December.)
The weather has not been kind to the fly-fishing fraternity, due to the adverse winds, so very little has been caught on fly, but under the right conditions, there is no reason not to wet a line and try for some of the shad that are around.
The South Coast Fly Anglers Club have a very full program until December. See below: