Richard’s GT and other stories from Umzimkulu Adrenalin today Richard’s GT and other stories from Umzimkulu Adrenalin: Richard and Nina called us up for some fishing on the estuary this morning. They are considering getting a double kayak and heading out together. I began by telling them that kayaks are the number one cause of […]

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The Umzimkulu Special bucktail by Dirty Prawn

Bucktails vs The Law Bucktails vs The Law: “Sean, Sean, please man, we need your assistance. We’ve been arrested for jigging with bucktails! Fishing down here in PSJ!”, came the call. DAFF And so I sprang into action. Called up my dear DAFF contact Bongani, and asked him about it all. Bongani pulled out of […]

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Fishing School is back on at Umzimkulu Adrenalin Fishing School is back on at Umzimkulu Adrenalin: due to popular demand from hundreds of bored kids, we are re-opening Fishin’s Cool Fishing School. Limited numbers! Ages allowed are 10 to 15. R160 per day includes lunch (2 x hot dogs) and as much fruit juice as […]

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Legging it with The Green Net and Tony Turton

Legging it with the Green Net and Tony Turton on the Umzimkulu Legging it with the Green Net and Tony Turton on the Umzimkulu: Legging is a method of moving a boat through a canal tunnel or adit containing water. This method of navigating through canal tunnels and adits was commonly used in canal tunnels during […]

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Sardines sightings 2021: Greg Hill snapped us this photo of the action at Hibberdene this arvo

A month of sardines sightings: 25 June to 25 July 2021 A month of sardines sightings: well ok, what a crazy month it turned out to be. Had zero idea I’d become quasi-policeman during this challenging moment in time. When I first deployed this cool little tongue-in-cheek survey, I also never thought anyone would answer […]

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Rumours of garrick being sold after bheing caught from Margate Pier

Margate Pier Commercials? Margate Pier Commercials? Recently we received a particularly disturbing letter from a concerned angler, in the Margate area. “To Whom it concerns This is a concern to our environment, the Margate pier has become a fishing criminal hot spot. The people fishing there do not have any idea of how they are […]

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Aldo with his first greenspot kingfish

The Greenspots are back! The Greenspots are back! Well, I ain’t exactly sure of where they go to when they are not here, but they are definitely back. In the Umzimkulu River estuary. And the other few surviving estuary systems not destroyed by erosion and siltation. The wet season, that turns our estuaries to brown, […]

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Surveying and Surviving St. Helen's Rock

Surveying and surviving St. Helen’s Rock Surveying and surviving St. Helen’s Rock: Just after that mind-blowing cut-off low pressure tempest abataed down here on the KZN South Coast, we got a visit from Rory Conway of Stott, Milton and Conway Surveyors. The crew needed assistance with some surveying way upriver. The Umzimkulu River! The river […]

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BUY NOW on thesardine.co.za

Who are these people advertising on The Sardine News? Who are these people advertising on The Sardine News?: The Sardine News is still powered by good old advertising. Excepting these days, it’s far more intrusive. Because it knows all about you! This is both good and very bad. Privacy debates rage on as Zuck and […]

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Bens first Rock Salmon in the Umzimkulu Estuary

Ben’s first rock salmon – caught in the Umzimkulu Ben’s first rock salmon – caught in the Umzimkulu: man-oh-man it’s cool for me when I get good anglers on my trips. And these two, Dad Stephen and kid Ben, are top drawer. And they are from Cape Town! And pitched up in shorts! I had […]

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