FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Monday, 27th January 2020
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Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417

Fly fishing on the KZN South Coast has once again been affected by strong winds and dirty water around the larger rivers. Both the Umzimkulu River (Port Shepstone) and the Umtamvuna River (Port Edward) have come down very dirty after good rains in their respective Drakensberg catchment areas.

This means that scaley fishing in the Umzimkulu is out for the time being.  Farm dams have also been affected and with the water being discoloured, only small bass were caught on the last outing of South Coast Fly Anglers. A salt water outing by members of the club to the Umtentweni area saw a few small moonies and kingfish taken of #6 and #8 Surf Puff and Orange Ruffy flies. The shad are still around in small numbers and five were taken in the Southport area by a lucky (and persistent) fly angler, recently. The school had been lured close to the shore by bait fishermen


The Umtanvuna estuary