FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Upper South Coast

Date of Report: Wednesday, 7th August 2019
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Name: Roger Gurr
Phone: 082 464 6350

Good Day Everyone,

                                        I will be starting a new venture so this is my last report, from now on you will be hearing from Martin Smuts a very capable and successful fly fisherman here in Durban and I am sure you will enjoy his reports and photographs.

Fly fishing and fishing in general has been very quiet this last six weeks or so with the sardines being netted here and there but even they have disappeared.

Winter fishing used to be a time when we had a great deal of fun, especially with catching Shad, but this year we have seen very few Shad along the upper south coast whilst the guys further south have been having a lot of fun with them.

Durban harbour has cleaned up nicely since the recent disaster so much so that on Sunday afternoon we saw a cow whale and her calf swimming in the harbour entrance channel with tour boats drifting near them for quite a while. I spoke to a spear fisherman who had been diving in the channel and he said the whales have even been going into the harbour which is a good indication of the water quality within the harbour, so a little good news there.

Ok so Goodbye to you all and I wish you all success in your fly fishing and fly tying in the future

Thank you to the team at FOSAF and particularly to Peter Arderne for his support over the years, also a big thank you to Martin Smuts for taking over the reports.


Roger Gurr


A kingfish taken from Durban harbour