No Sardine report 6 July 2017

No Sardine report 6 July 2017

Jay Steenkamp Sardine Super Spy in Margate today, offers the following no Sardine report 6 July 2017…

“Our plane flew yesterday morning. There was no activity so we have put back all the shark nets – as it’s holiday season now.
Even today, the only action is whales in the deep, moving north. Sea temp here is 21 degrees so it’s still very warm. Swell has dropped to about 3ft but the viz has improved finally.” – Jay Steenkamp in Margate today the 6 July 2017

However, on a recent boat trip down the Transkei Wild Coast, Jay was lucky enough to come across a huge pod of dolphins cruising north and also evidently in search of the sardines. This was but a few days back and shows the patient dolphins, but ends off in an inspiring moment of sardine frenzy, as the gannet brigade come falling out of the air and down into the ocean after hapless sardines.

Enjoy the picture show…

The gannets are a display in themselves, they actually swim around underwater choosing sardines as if they were in a sardine supermarket. One by one. And more than one at a time.

The guys at Offshore have also been quiet. After their epic run of sardine baitball action, they must be on their toes searching for the next shoals. Presumably and hopefully the BIG shoals we are all talking about, and waiting for. Often this pause in the action, is part of the lead up to the great event. Sometimes this only happens in August and even into September!

In the meantime, the shad are still committing suicide with no Ezimvelo to counsel them out of it. The DAFF (DOFF) boys seem to enjoy fish genocide and are seemingly completely uninterested in the slaughter going on.

It’s open season. No policing anywhere. Buckets of shad being poached by the public.

Another F#$%^ let down by the government.

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5 comments for “No Sardine report 6 July 2017

  1. Fameeda Ali
    Jul 8, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Hi. Are we going to see anymore sardines this year?

    • Jul 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

      Hi Fameeda. Don’t lose hope yet! Often times the sardines only really come in August or September. See you on the beach!

      • Fameeda Ali
        Jul 9, 2017 at 5:39 am

        Thank you. I pray that we do get this year.

  2. Charles
    Jul 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Hi, any news on the sardine, can we expect some still during July

    • Jul 23, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Charles don’t give up hope man. The sea and weather conditions are the best it’s been for years. The Port St.Johns guys are having a cracker of a sardine season. Huge baitballs, all heading north. I am gathering more intel today and will publish a more thorough report when it all comes in. Tx man

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