Take on the mighty Garrick (Leervis) at the Umzimkulu River mouth. June to October. Winter gamefish time! Stay with us self catering chalet right on the river, boat, and fishing guide/skipper. We got to choose tides carefully, so get in touch way beforehand.
Garrick Fishing Port Shepstone
Garrick fishing Port Shepstone :When the Garrick (Leervis) arrive at The Sandspit, the world renowned rock and surf fishing spot, they arrive in numbers. And after they spawn (September/October) they get ferociously hungry!
Come spend a night with us, spending every waking hour chasing garrick…with guide.
Live bait, plugs, spoons, plastics…the Garrick come right into the mid and shore break as they hunt shad, mullet and the seasonal sardines…all sorts of baitfish are available to the Garrick and to us…catching livebait can be as much fun as fishing for Garrick!
Although you need to bring your own rods and reels, spooled with new line…we will tie the leaders and rig the traces etc…if you want us to. We catch bait in the Umzimkulu River and then fish them live just out front below the bridge. It’s easy fishing, and quite comfortable, perfectly safe. We go by boat so you can bring the kitchen sink. Even the braai!
It is quite feasible to fish in the ocean on one side, and then in the river a few metres away, at the same time. A wide variety of fish are regularly caught in the river…rock salmon, kob, kingfish and even oxe-eye tarpon. And of course, garrick.
Although our target fish is the mighty Garrick, we may also hook Kingfish, Shark, Rays, Sandsharks and sharks…June through October are great months for Garrick. Many other fish frequent this coast in the sardine season, which happens sometimes – June through August.
We have a minimum requirement of two people for this fishing adventure, and it’s all about the tides, the moon, the water colour and temperature, the river, the barometer and the fish…so it’s by appointment only. Spectators pay half price.
Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 79 326 9671.
Check out this really entertaining insight shot a few years back, right in the middle of the run…right on the Sandspit.
And another really good fish by Attie Van Zyl…shot at The Block early in the morning…
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