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Sharks in the Shorebreak! Sardine Report July 2018

Sharks in the Shorebreak! Sardine Report July 2018

Sharks in the Shorebreak! Sardine Report July 2018: It’s been an incredible sardine run this 2018 with images of the good old days seen all over. Sharks right in the shorebreak gorging themselves. Nets filled daily. Spin casters everywhere. Kids with packets. Grannies with washing baskets. Traffic jams for miles!

The sards have featured at literally every beach up and down from Port Edward and even past Durban. They were at Ballito recently! However, some beaches are very popular with the sards – The Sandspit, Pumula, Scottburgh and a few others have seen non-stop action.

Enjoy the shark video submitted by Dez way down on the lower south coast somewhere. Thanks Dez!

Fishing

As usual, the fishing has been a tad slower than what would be expected. The fish are actually everywhere. Yellowfin tuna, couta, snoek and all vie with dolphins and all sorts for the bounty. A good bit of advice from the old timers – don’t fish with sardines in the sardine run!

Shark anglers are having the most fun. The guys down at Port Edward have refined their attack to include drones that drop their baits off way out the back. With amazing results. The controversy over drone use has however also been on the rise.

Spearfishing

And from Jason Heyne, underwater correspondent and veteran spearfisherman…with his report from just before the weekend.

The diving conditions have been average this week with 3 or 4 days being diveable. The sardines down south coast are attracting some decent fish inshore with wahoo, sailfish and daga salmon coming out. Saturday a moderate south west blows all day with the swell running at just a tad over 2m. Sunday the south west continues to blow and it starts dropping off around mid day with a 2m swell running all day. So Saturday early and Sunday afternoon might be diveable. Andrew gets his first saily and fish of the week and Dean gets club merit fish of the week with a decent winter garrick.
We are having our 8th annual crayfish comp on the 4th of August which is always a cracker event. Family welcome at the weigh in at The lapa pool area at Wings Virginia airport. Wors rolls and cash bar. Entry forms available at Freedivers and email umhlangaspearos@gmail.com .
As always dive safe and straight spears
And the very interesting and informative gallery that always comes with Jason’s reporting…

This report was sponsored by Splash Saverite in Port Edward. Right close to the infamous Splash Rock fishing spot, pop in for latest catches and good advice on fishing the KZN South Coast and into the nearby Transkei Wild Coast.

The Sardine Report July 2018 was brought to you by Splash Saverite in Port Edward. Full of fishing tackle and advice.

The Sardine Report July 2018 was brought to you by Splash Saverite in Port Edward. Full of fishing tackle and advice.

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