FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Tuesday, 19th June 2018
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Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417

There are a lot of shad around at the moment, albeit a number of them undersize. At many places they are very close in and a few club members had a good outing last week end where we managed to get a few on fly. Popular colours were chartreuse and white; pattern did not seem to matter.

Fishing is tough, because when one gets a fish, the bait anglers soon crowd one out.

Off shore have also being doing well with couta and bonito coming out regularly. Sharks Board have lifted the nets along many beaches as they say that the sardines are around, but I have not seen any signs of birds. There are a few whales heading north and an occasional pod of dolphins, normally heading south.

I have not seen any shoals of sardines, but netting has occurred at Ramsgate, Margate, Illovo and Pennington. Sharks Board report that the main shoal is still coming and is “big.”