FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - South Coast

Date of Report: Friday, 8th December 2017
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Name: Arthur Cary
Phone: 076 3120417

Arthur Cary reports that although they have had plenty of rain it has been nothing like the floods further north towards Durban and the sea is reasonably clear and most of the estuaries are only slightly discoloured but certainly fishable although quite cold for this time of year.

The shad season reopened on December 1 and over the weekends the shoreline has been crowded with bait anglers, but a club member did manage a couple of shad on fly when he was able to find a bit of space between the bait fishers. Bait fishers have also been targeting garrick and sharks of which there are plenty because of the previously dirty water. The temperatures should start warming again over the weekend so expect the estuary fishing to become more productive as the water warms up.

The South Coast Fly Anglers Club programme for early 2018 is shown below:





7 January


Umzimkulu mouth

15 January

Fly tying workshop

Dean’s home

20 January

Freshwater or saltwater

Nash or 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



Umtamvuna estuary -The cliffs on the Transkei side