FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Upper South Coast

Date of Report: Wednesday, 13th June 2018
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Name: Roger Gurr
Phone: 082 464 6350

Hello Everyone,

                              I don’t know what is going on this year but everyone seems to be busy with everything else and not fishing. I hear business is slow but when I speak to fly fishermen they tell me they are busy, so I guess it’s just the way things are at the moment.

The good news is that the Shad have arrived and are feeding regularly at Winkelspruit and sometimes along the stretch between Winkelspruit and Warner Beach. I have not been to check at Amanzimtoti but my guess would be that the Shad are there as well. Although the Shad are mostly small they at least give us a lot of fun and other fish are not around .

Durban harbour has picked up a little in the past few weeks with some very good sized Grunter being caught, up to 6,6Kgs and last weekend the first Garrick I am aware of was caught so I’m hoping the Garrick will be feeding around the centre banks for the rest of the winter months.

Shoals and shoals of baitfish are passing behind the backline and a little further out to sea so I think Sardines together with other baitfish are passing us by. The sea temperatures are around 20 to 23 degrees which is way too warm for Sardines to come inshore, but we shall see. Fish have a way of making liars out of us.

Once again please be careful when fishing off the banks in the harbour, I have had reports of very big sharks in the bay.

So early mornings fishing for Shad or a day in the bay are probably the places to fish right now.

That’s all for now.