Monday, October 31, 2016

St Lucia Estuary - 31 October 2016

Fishing Report South Africa

St Lucia Estuary

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park






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Although a storm at sea delivered loads of Poseidon Lawn on the beaches side wash is of very little or no concern currently. If prevailing winds do whisk up a side wash then best avoid high tide fishing. Hit it hard on low tide and make the best of it. While the wind is absent ... don't talk just fish.

Best Fishing Spots
Estuary Beach - Around the pipe
Jabula Beach
North of Main Beach

Targeted Species
Grunter
Kob
Natal Stumpies
Wave Garrick

Bait
Wrapped Sardine. Choka or Tugela Squid
Any Live Baits
Sea Lice

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    Petrus Viviers
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Monday, October 17, 2016

32 Kg Salmon - St Lucia Estuary Beach

St Lucia Estuary 

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park



Andrew Zaloumis
(Must Read Part I)
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V |

Fishing Report SA
St Lucia Estuary
iSimangaliso Wetlands Park
17 October 2016

Benton Davies caught this beautiful fish last night at Estuary Beach. He had two rods out with Anchovy from Snoekies on each. On his first run he lost the hook. While he was busy baiting up again his second rod got going. Straight out to the ocean.

His first thought was that it might be a skate, but after a while he landed this pride and joy. No he did not release it. This one was hooked and cooked.

Enjoy your meals Ben. Great stop over.
By
    Petrus Viviers
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Sunday, October 09, 2016

St Lucia Estuary Current Conditions

St Lucia Estuary 

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park



Andrew Zaloumis
(Must Read Part I)
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V |


With excellent rain and ocean breach the Estuary's water level looks much more promising. Bird life in abundance and hippo roaming the channels they carve along the bottom... Crocodiles awakening from their winter slumber.. what more can a nature lover ask.

Current Conditions is not good for Rock and Surf fishing yet, but this week deep sea angler's may have some fun with the break in the weather. Grunter should be active along the Estuary beach up to Jabula beach. Bait recommend is thin strips of Sardine fillet with or without Tugela Squid Wrap.
Moz Sardine is enjoying much attention from the anglers at the moment.

All and all October and November 2016 looks like St Lucia has much to offer.
December people should avoid coastal regions between 25 December and 02 January. Just to crowded. Enjoy your holiday before the rush.
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Petrus Viviers
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

St Lucia - Ocean washing into Estuary.

St Lucia Estuary 

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park



Andrew Zaloumis
(Must Read Part I)
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V |

South Africa
As we approach Equinox the Ocean is pounding the beaches of Southern Africa's Eastern Seaboard. The photos was taken on low tide to see what the hype is about.
The past two days over High Tide the ocean spilled into The Estuary bringing life giving brine to a starving system. Flushed with fresh water the past sixteen years and totally silted up... Nature is breathing life into an ailing system.
Sadly very few scientist adhere to this death call of Nature. Amazing every Country in the World Seeks solutions to Global warming, but in South Africa, the most important life support system on earth, is milked for sympathy donations.
By
Bierpens Viviers

iMfolozi River - Current Conditions

St Lucia Estuary
Fishing Report SA

The thick muddy slurry is making it's way down to St Lucia Estuary. Luckily it is slow flowing and result will have some of the sediment settling down before it reaches the ocean or in this case St Lucia Estuary.

The ocean is very taxing at the moment and for two days Ski Boat fishing has been stranded. With the high seas come strong side wash and anglers are complaining about strong side wash. The real life hack is to fish on low tide with high seas pushing hard.

The upside is The Estuary has received some much needed ocean water washing in. Unfortunately from email one cannot link to outside post, but the short and the long is an Estuary is the most important live support system on earth.

This ocean water washing into the Estuary is rich in Plankton that will spawn millions of food chain live giving organisms. This will lead to great improvement of fishing in the Estuary over the next few weeks.

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Petrus Viviers
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Mexican Horse Thief: The Green Heron - Photographs

 Although the photographs were not taken in St. Lucia, there are many of these birds in that area.





The Mexican Horse Thief: The Green Heron - Photographs: From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs at the water’s edge, often hidden behind a tangle ...