FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Friday, 19th January 2018
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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:





20 January

Freshwater or saltwater

Bass at Trevor Dunstone’s dam

31 January

Monthly meeting

Shelly Beach Skiboat Club

31 January

Grub & travel meeting

Shelly Beach Skiboat Club

3 & 4 February


The Pont. Port Edward

7 February

Committee meeting

Arthur’s home

12 February

Fly tying Workshp

Dean’s home

18 February

Scaley or bass

Umzimkulu or Date’s dam

28 February

Monthly meeting

Shelley Beach Skiboat Club

3 March

Prize Giving

Steve’s home

12 March

Grub & travel meeting

Shelley Beach Skiboat Club

16 to 18 March



24 March


Umtentweni beach

28 March


Shelley Beach Skiboat Club