|Date of Report: Friday, 23rd March 2018|
|Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417
The local estuaries were cleaning up nicely and then we had another 25 mm of rain on Wednesday 21st March which has dirtied them again. Prior to that a few small kingfish and thorn fish were caught in the Ramsgate area, Mbizane River estuary. Local bass dams have also been adversely affected by the recent rains. Rains in the Kokstad area, also led to a planned trip by South Coast Fly Anglers being put on hold due to dirty water, however dams that were not affected, produced a number of decent trout.
The sea around Port Shepstone is very dirty on the outgoing tide, due to the Umzimkulu running very dirty, caused by heavy rains upstream in the Underberg region, but a few kob are being caught. A few shad are being caught in the Orange Rocks, Uvongo area by those anglers who are prepared to venture out very early in the morning.
Off shore fishing has yielded fair catches of tuna and couta.
The South Coast Fly Anglers Club programme to mid 2018 is shown below: