|Date of Report: Friday, 19th January 2018|
|Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417
Arthur Cary reports that the outing to the Umzimkulu mouth in early January was well attended. Although both the estuary and sea looked magnificent for some unknown reason the fishing was very poor. Recently the NE winds have been very strong making fly fishing impossible except for very early in the morning and in any case few shad have been taken although a few bronze bream came out last week. There have also been plenty of sharks around. Offshore the boats have taken dorado but because of the wind they usually go out early before the wind gets up.
As the predictions are for 2 meter waves this Saturday the saltwater option has been cancelled in favour of bass fishing in a local dam.
Some of the trout enthusiasts went up to the Matatiele lake a week or so ago but the water temperature was far too warm and the fish were sluggish and could not be revived when the anglers tried to release them.
The South Coast Fly Anglers Club programme for early 2018 is shown below: