More HUGE ‘Couta caught in Port Edward
Louis Posthumous, his son Shawn and Noel Allchin prove that it’s not all about luck. It’s actually hard work that gets the fish. On yet another mission to catch outsized crocodile couta, this formidable crew headed down to the scene of much attention lately – the waters just south of Port Edward. And out 14 or so strikes, they put these amazing fish in the boat. Biggest 39kg, smallest 24kg’s. This must be one of the single most successful fishing trips ever undertaken! I wonder how many were record fish?
It’s pretty much confirmed now, that the best HUGE king mackeral / couta / narrow-barred mackeral / tanguiguie / spanish mackerel (Scomberomerous Commersoni) fishing in the entire world is Port Edward on the KZN lower south coast, in fact it’s basically the Transkei. At this time of the year, just before the hopefully imminent sardine run, it seems these big fish congregate in this area in waiting. Or maybe it’s the lack of pollution on those waters, the clean and clear conditions? Or proximity to the marine reserve? Many theories…all we know is, if you want to catch a big ‘couta – head south!
Louis Posthumous’ inspiration and enthusiasm in the early days of the MYDO Baitswimmer innovation was valued input. He and Brian Davey, the inventor of The MYDO, spent many hours chatting about fish and fish swimming behaviour. Where and how to rig hook combinations. Colours. And in the late eighties, fishing on Ace of Harts, with Glynn Williams and legendary skipper Brian Hart – the first boat caught on a MYDO happened. Glynn Williams nailed it with an outsized prodigal son (Cobia), at the Pennington Couta Classic in 1989. He was swimming a walla walla (ribbonfish) perfectly with a # 4 Baitswimmer. This was the first in a string of boats won with MYDO Baitswimmers.