FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Monday, 19th August 2019
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Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417

Fishing in general on the KZN lower south coast has not been very productive at many of the popular spots of late. Whether this has been due to the early arrival of the normal August winds or whether it is due to the prolonged dry season, is an open question. The sardine run was a virtual non-event for this section of coast and this is probably the main reason that fishing has been very patchy.

Splash Rock in Port Edward, Margate pier, Orange Rocks and the Sand Spit, occasionally produce a short run of shad and a brusher or cob of a decent decent size, but one has to be at the right place at the right time and this combination has not been easy to accomplish for most anglers.

Estuaries are still on the cool side of acceptable and have produced little of late.

Water levels of many of the farm dams are low, as farmers have been irrigating crops, due to the prolonged drought that is currently crippling the area. This has consequently had a negative effect on many of the local bass dams.

Fly anglers have also had a very lean time in the surf and the last few attempts have only produced one or two small wave garrick on each outing. They are however looking forward to the Matatiele Trout Compo, which is being held over the week-end of the 5th and 6th of October. Details of this popular event can be obtained from Shane Sweetnam (email address >shane<)


South Coast Fly Anglers Club Events Calendar





19 to 23 Aug

Salt outing

St Lucia


29th August

Monthly meeting

Shelley Beach Ski Boat Club

18h00 for 18h30

2nd September

Grub ‘n travel meeting

Shelley Beach Ski Boat Club


8 to 19 Sept.

Yellowfish outing



22nd Sept.

Salt outing