|Date of Report: Friday, 9th October 2020|
|Name: Martin Smuts
Phone: 078 9620111
So, the past month has seen some fantastic catches on a variety of species, unfortunately none of these fish were reportedly caught on fly. This could be a result of the windy weather conditions that we have experienced over the last two months or so, making it very unpleasant for a fly fisherman to even try and get a line out.
There have been reports of good catches of Garrick along our KZN Coast, from Durban down to Port Shepstone, with most of the action down the south coast. Live mullet and plugs have proven most effective at getting the Garrick to eat.
Shad and other edibles, caught on bait, have also been showing up in fair numbers along our surf.
Some very nice size Spotted Grunter have been coming out of the harbour, most of which fell for a Cracker Prawn bait. The harbour has also seen a good number of kingies coming out on dropshot. Although these are mostly small fish, they’re still great fun to catch and there is always that chance of a fish of two or three kilos (hopefully even bigger) taking your fly, and a kingie of a couple a kilos will put a proper bend in your rod.
Hopefully as the weather improves and summer gets into full swing, the fishing too improves and more of us fly fishers get out there and get our fair share of good pulls, bent rods and hopefully screaming reels. Until next time, tight lines.
A young kingfish caught in Durban harbour