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Scenes from the Umzimkulu this weekend

Scenes from the Umzimkulu this weekend

Finally, a gap in the weather and wind, left us with calm seas, clean water and fair temperature…great ingredients for spending some time down on the Umzimkulu River, in Port Shepstone.

Attractions include the fishermen targeting garrick and salmon this time of the year, with live bait in front of the bridge. Camps are setup right on the beach…coolers, brollies etc.

There are also many  fishermen on the inside of the bridge, trying their luck against the salmon and garrick that were spotted on the inside of the bridge – swimming around in the winter clear waters of the Umzimkulu river. It is also a good time for grunter and perch. Many baby and slightly larger mullet are swimming in the river, and fry can be encountered by the thousand. This year, the river is looking really good, except for the sewage that flows freely in when the power goes off and the pumps can’t push the shit to where it’s going?! Come on UGU?

Then as you cruise up the Umzimkulu, the birdlife thickens and you can come across huge cranes, cormorants, fish eagles and all sorts.

Spiller’s Wharf presents you with many more options. Shopping on the river! Or just eating? Fish on the River and Bela’s Mozambican Restaurant give you a wide range of cullinary choices…and the sweet shop serves amazing lemon morangue pie and other sweet delicacies…


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