Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Fishing Report For February

Valentines falls on a Wednesday this year. It just happens to be the best
fishing days for February. Starting with three days before spring tide, you
guest it, 14 Feb, until two days after spring 18 Feb.

The bad news is that the mouth will still be closed, but Grunter and Salmon
are caught in the ocean side of the old mouth entrance. The best fishing
times will be about three hours before high tide until an hour after high
tide. Salmon are caught in the magic hour before sunset and Grunter will be
prevalent from about 3 o’ clock in the morning until sunrise.

Best bait for Salmon is Wave Garick on a sliding trace and Grunter will
prefer prawn or sea lice. Grunter also takes pencil bait or even thin
sardine resembling pencil bait. Fishing licenses are obtainable from KZN
Wildlife and General bait license are needed to take sea lice or mole crabs.

Do not fear the increase in sizes of the ghost crabs, they haven’t grown
gigantic yet. Their numbers are on the increase since the beach ban of 2001,
but this could also be due to the long drought that this area experienced.
The iMfolozi River did not deposit much of its toxic waste over the past
five years. We will sea what the impact will be after the good rains we had
in December.

Crime is a problem at the moment and we advice anglers to fish in groups and not to leave their vehicles an attended at the parking areas. Rather travel light and let some one drop you of and pick you up again. We hope to get a handle on these elements soonest.

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