Herald Fishing: Anglers take care to catch-and-release

Dean Winn with a grunter caught off Port Shepstone recently.

THE past week’s fishing has been doing really well some great catches all along our coastline.

Rock and surf has been quite good and anglers have been landing a few kob at night, mainly on live bait and paddle tails.

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Some good-sized grunters have been caught on the Sandspit and the Umzimkulu River off Port Shepstone.

The shad have been ‘wild’ on the coast, with all the well-known spots producing good-sized shad.

Garrick have finally made their way to the coast and a lot of anglers have been catching them.

Well done to anglers on their catch-and-release of these magnificent fish.

There have also been quite a few bronze bream caught on prawn baits and small sealice.

A brindle bass weighing 164kg (measured) was caught at Splash Rock recently.

This magnificent fish was revived properly and released safely, with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) being notified.

Well done on the angler for the way he handled this protected species and nice to see there are some around again.

Some winter diamond rays have started coming out of the deeper water points such as Stiebel, The Block, Southbroom point and Splash Rock.

Send fishing news and pictures to desmondg@dbn.caxton.co.za. Tight lines!

Tide Table

High tides

August

10 05.06 17.27

11 05.37 18.00

12 06.11 18.36

13 06.48 19.17

14 07.33 20.07

15 08.34 21.20

16 10.10 23.05

17 12.06 00.43

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