River Cruising on the weekend…

River cruising on the weekend…

The Umzimkulu was out yesterday with some of the original river pirates enjoying some river cruising – John Collinson and Lawrence Wurznip…brought a fishing rod along to test out some new lures…and a cooler box for the fish…?


John Collinson, Johan Papenfuss, John Fever and Lawrence Wurznip.


Sadie Papenfuss, Alison Winroe, Megan and Dave Candy…

Although we did try really hard in the crystal clear incoming tide, throwing dropshots and flash lures – we never got a hit. John says it’s far too clean in the river for fishing and Lawrence agreed, both speculating also that the mouth will most likely close in the next week or two. It’s bad news for the skiboaters, but for the estuarine anglers, its fantastic news. The fish generally get more and more active, the longer the mouth is close. And the garrick run usually starts at about the same time the mouth starts closing. We will start targeting garrick shortly…book your spot here.

There is a rumour circulating Port Shepstone, of a 30 kg kob taken off the wall just on the inside of the river mouth…last week?! Our investigative instincts have kicked in and we will surely have some more about this phantom fish shortly. We have a name.

In the meantime, it’s the weekend so you can catch us down on the river, at Spiller’s Wharf…river cruising from lunch time ’til dark…

2 comments for “River Cruising on the weekend…

  1. Aug 11, 2014 at 8:26 am

    go surf when the river closes- Barco Onda!

  2. Aug 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Can’t wait!

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