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9AM Saturday Sardine Summary 15 June 2024 by Kevin in Qora, Adam in Durban and The Bear on the Coast

Saturday Sardine Summary 15 June 2024 by Kevin 9 AM

9AM Saturday Sardine Summary 15 June 2024 by Kevin in Qora, Adam in Durban and The Bear on the Coast

9AM Saturday Sardine Summary 15 June 2024 by Kevin in Qora, Adam in Durban and The Bear on the Coast: The Sardine News Saturday Sardine Summary.

Morning, chaps. This is Kevin at Qora Mouth, just north of Mazepa Bay, in the southern Transkei Let’s cross over to Adam, on the Durban beach front for his early morning report.

All the fish and more. It’s Saturday morning on the Durban beach front. Gorgeous conditions. There’s a wave for the surfers who have patience.
Lots of boats on the water today. We’re expecting a southwesterly this afternoon. But at the moment, it’s pretty calm. Lovely settled conditions. Hope the guys get some good fish today.

Right. So thank you, Adam. Thanks for your input. Let’s also have a chat to The Bear, who’s also giving us a little early morning report on how things are going.

Okay, everybody have a good day. Y’all see looking ballistic, uh, from bluff down. Very flat. And it’s definitely bizarre. Sardines will be around. So go and get your game on, peeps. Have fun. As always, dive safe on the straight spears. All the fish and more fish and more fish and more fish cool.

Thanks guys. Thanks for your input always much appreciated Yeah, what we can say is that there are The crews the netting crews are down at Pennington right now. They’re all on the beach. Nobody’s launched things are kind of quiet for a second day in a row and let’s think positive here.

Let’s cross our fingers and hope that the sards haven’t moved out into deeper water yet. But that very well could have happened. You know, they’re reaching, as we said yesterday, very unfavorable conditions. They’re now in the KZN waters where they were following a cold plume up the coast, very nutrient rich water, and as they get towards where they’re at now, they start getting a little bit confused because it should be actually staying cold and it’s actually getting warm.

So at about now, these sards will all move out into the deep and Yeah, look for cold water. So let’s hope that hasn’t happened already. The netters are still positive because they’re on the beaches. So yeah let’s see what the day brings and we’ll get back to you as things change. Cheers.

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https://youtube.com/@Brucifire – highly entertaining surf reporting

https://youtube.com/@thesardinenews – neva miss a single sardine

https://youtube.com/@mydotackletalk – highly technical sport fishing

https://youtube.com/@surflaunchingsouthernafrica – getting out there safely

https://youtube.com/@waterwoes – complain here

Affiliated websites

https://umzimkulu.co.za – self-catering right on the Umzimkulu River
https://umzimkuluadrenalin.co.za –  sardine run coming up
https://thesardine.co.za – never miss a single sardine
https://masterwatermen.co.za – news from deep down
https://brucifire.co.za – surf and conditions reporting
https://fishbazaruto.com – your dreams are out there
https://mydofishinglures.co.za – technical sport fishing

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Sardine Run Update 13 June 2024 by Kevin in Qora

13 June 2024 Sardine News Update by Kevin Qora

Sardine Run Update 13 June 2024 by Kevin in Qora

Sardine Run Update 13 June 2024 by Kevin in Qora: Another fantastic sardine run 2024 day…let Kevin sum it up for us…

This is Kevin at Qora Mouth, just north of Mazepa Bay, in the Southern Transkei. The sardine run is truly underway. We’ve been very closely watching the movement of the sardines once they went through Port Edward and the netting started. Plenty nets coming out as this shoal just moves its way slowly north any day now.

It’s going to be reaching the Durban beachfront We’ve heard of big nets coming out this morning at um, kamas. A lot of people are asking is It’s very early in the season. They’re expecting another bunch of big shoals to come through. Let’s really discuss that and look to what we can expect to come through.

And to understand this, we have to go right back to the beginning of where this shoal actually started. And if you were watching our previous videos, these sardines come off the Agulhas Bank, which is off the southern tip of South Africa. And. They’re a migratory species. The biomass of those sardines moves up towards Angola and Namibia on the west coast.

That’s their migration. Every year, they come out of the Agulhas Bank and they move up the west coast of Africa, where they spawn and they breed. Next summer, they move back. They turn around and they move back to the Agulhas Bank. So they have a cycle that they complete. And a certain Percentage of that biomass when that migration happens, splinters off and because of a variety of factors, that little group moves up the East Coast by mistake.

This is only once a year that this whole biomass moves up. So the shoal that was sitting off the East Coast, deep in the Cape, normally gets held up a lot longer than it did this year. But due to very favorable conditions, big south swell, And that front that came through, moved them up the coast extremely fast.

And they came through about a month early. Chaps, this actually is the mother load. The sards that they’re netting in Durban. We shouldn’t expect another big shoal to come through because down south off the Cape, they only do this migration once. The big shoal that’s off Durban right now, this is the shoal of sardines that came splintered off from the main biomass that went up the West Coast.

A lot of people are saying, no, it’s still early and we’re going to get more big shoals coming through. Chaps, it’s not going to happen. There are still some splinter groups and some lagging. little shoals that are moving through the trans sky right now. They’re up past Ports St. John’s up towards Mdumbi and Ports St Johns.

Brazen Head’s got a couple shoals, but these are just minor little shoals, pretty much the same size as the pilot shoals that come before the major shoal. So enjoy it while you can. This is the 2024 shoal that’s now off Durban, just south of Durban, and this will probably be it for the year. And yes, about a month early, but you know, there is no timing.

It’s all based around the current conditions on the year that this happens, even though they’re very early this year. It seems like it’s a bumper crop and the guys are really capitalizing on it. Lots of netting going on. Enjoy it while you got it, but this is it. Let’s see how successful it is for the netters.

So far so good. It’s a wonderful sardine run again. We’ll be back next year for another one. We’ll keep you updated in the, the days to come of where the sods are just for those people that want to go and experience it and, and watch it once they get past Durban, this whole shoal starts reaching very, very warm water, which they can’t survive in.

And even though they might venture up the north coast just a little bit more, they generally will then start dissipating. And those that remain will head out into the deeper water off the shelf just to escape the warm water. They will go back to where the current is. They will dive much deeper, where the water is colder.

And those that remain We’ll probably head back to their Gullis Bank at some stage. That’s all I got for now, and keep it real. I’ll keep you updated if there’s any changes. Cheers.

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https://youtube.com/@Brucifire – highly entertaining surf reporting

https://youtube.com/@thesardinenews – neva miss a single sardine

https://youtube.com/@mydotackletalk – highly technical sport fishing

https://youtube.com/@surflaunchingsouthernafrica – getting out there safely

https://youtube.com/@waterwoes – complain here

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https://umzimkulu.co.za – self-catering right on the Umzimkulu River
https://umzimkuluadrenalin.co.za –  sardine run coming up
https://thesardine.co.za – never miss a single sardine
https://masterwatermen.co.za – news from deep down
https://brucifire.co.za – surf and conditions reporting
https://fishbazaruto.com – your dreams are out there
https://mydofishinglures.co.za – technical sport fishing

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Durban 7 AM Sardine Report 13 June 2024 by Adam Kamdar

Durban 7 AM Sardine Report 13 June 2024 by Adam Kamdar

Durban 7 AM Sardine Report 13 June 2024 by Adam Kamdar

Durban 7 AM Sardine Report 13 June 2024 by Adam Kamdar: Adam Kamdar of Township Hyper is right on the scene and kindly delivered us this early bird sardine report.

Over to Adam…

“Good morning, this is the Durban beachfront, just before sunrise on the 13th of June 2024. This time of the year that we start to look out at sea, looking for those dark patches, which indicates sardines. We look for the diving cormorants. I see nothing around today. There are a few dark patches, but they are just the swell that’s coming.

That’s coming through. Lovely conditions on the Durban Beachfront. Light offshore wind. Swell is getting a bit of shape. Great conditions for netting but, uh, no indications of the sardines just yet.

I’d say keep your eyes peeled. Definitely by Father’s Day we’ll have some Beachfront. Back to you, Sean”

Thank you Adam for today’s AM Sardine Report from the mesmerisingly beautiful Durban Beachfront.

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https://youtube.com/@Brucifire – highly entertaining surf reporting

https://youtube.com/@thesardinenews – neva miss a single sardine

https://youtube.com/@mydotackletalk – highly technical sport fishing

https://youtube.com/@surflaunchingsouthernafrica – getting out there safely

https://youtube.com/@waterwoes – complain here

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https://umzimkulu.co.za – self-catering right on the Umzimkulu River
https://umzimkuluadrenalin.co.za – sardine run coming up
https://thesardine.co.za – never miss a single sardine
https://masterwatermen.co.za – news from deep down
https://brucifire.co.za – surf and conditions reporting
https://fishbazaruto.com – your dreams are out there
https://mydofishinglures.co.za – technical sport fishing

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Sardines at Scottburgh and How They Got Here by Kevin in Qora

Sardines at Scottburgh and How They Got Here by Kevin in Qora

Sardines at Scottburgh and How They Got Here by Kevin in Qora

Sardines at Scottburgh and How They Got Here by Kevin in Qora: big thank you to Kevin for today’s early report. More to follow this afternoon.

Over to Kevin…

Morning everyone. This is Kevin at Qora Mouth, just north of Mazepa Bay in the southern Transkei. Well it’s morning here and I think, you know, with the amount of people that are chasing the sardines, obviously not the netters, the netters are right on point, they know exactly where they’re going to be based on the progress that they’re making up the coast.

But I think there’s a lot of the general public that would love to just Experience the sardine run and we’re getting a lot of requests asking where they’re going to be and how fast are they moving. So we’re just going to quickly do a quick little summary this morning just to show you guys the movement and we can from our schematic.

You can see that. Generally from the 7th of June the Sardines arrived in the, on the KZN coast and it’s now the 12th of June and we have confirmed a net is coming out at Scottborough today. So yeah, guys no need to drive around aimlessly and get very frustrated and disappointed. You can definitely head down towards the Scottborough area.

Even a little bit south of that, there’s still going to be lingering shoals down there. What happens on the south coast of KZN is that most of your predators are going to be sharks, and those sharks are having a feast. And what they do is the sharks come in from deeper water, and they start attacking the shoal from the seaside.

And so that drives that shoal closer and closer into the shore. So like when we had at Sezela. The sardines actually were right on the beach, right on the shore break. And that’s gonna happen now the whole way up through KZN, cause major predatory activity. So yeah guys go and, go and have a look. Go and see what’s going on.

But no need to drive around aimlessly. Follow our schematic daily and we’ll keep you up to date where they are. Have some fun, but like we’ve said before, please, please, please give the netters space to do what they’re doing. As we’ve seen with the tragic accident that happened this week, what they’re doing is not only vital for their own livelihood and for the fishing and, uh, food industry, which is where these sardines are absorbed into.

It’s also extremely dangerous what they’re doing. Even those nets on the beach, they contain sharks. The net itself is extremely dangerous because it’s still in the shore break and you don’t want to get your leg or part of you trapped by that net. So just stay away, observe from a distance and good luck.

Hope you guys find the sards and get to experience sardine fever. Okay, that’s all I got for now. We’ll chat later on today. Cheers chaps.

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https://youtube.com/@Brucifire – highly entertaining surf reporting

https://youtube.com/@thesardinenews – neva miss a single sardine

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https://youtube.com/@surflaunchingsouthernafrica – getting out there safely

https://youtube.com/@waterwoes – complain here

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https://umzimkulu.co.za – self-catering right on the Umzimkulu River
https://umzimkuluadrenalin.co.za – sardine run coming up
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https://masterwatermen.co.za – news from deep down
https://brucifire.co.za – surf and conditions reporting
https://fishbazaruto.com – your dreams are out there
https://mydofishinglures.co.za – technical sport fishing

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11 June 2024 Sardine News Report HUGE Sharks

HUGE SHARKS 11 June 2024 Sardine Run Update

11 June 2024 Sardine News Report HUGE Sharks

11 June 2024 Sardine News Report HUGE Sharks: Kevin gonna do today’s report…

Morning, chaps. This is Kevin from Qora Mouth, just north of Mazepa Bay in the southern Transkei. Well, that huge shoal of sards that passed us two and a half weeks ago is the same shoal that’s now on the KZN South Coast. Another wonderful day of netting went on today. We’ve heard reports of a, big net came out and Sezela saw a video of that.

Lots of sardines right in the shorebreak, guys throwing throw nets, cast nets, and just pulling out huge nets from the beach. But we’ve seen also on some videos, some extremely large sharks right on the seashore. They’re in the shore break in water that that actually is way too shallow for them.

And this is where the, the public are going in to, to scoop up sardines. So guys, just keep in mind that there are lots of predators in the water. And they’re not necessarily gonna be attacking you, but they could bite by, by accident and because they’re in a feeding frenzy. So just remember safety, safety first, stay out of the water at all costs.

It’s not worth it to go and run in and try and scoop up sards with your shirt or with a little net. And, um, anything more than ankle deep or knee deep, you’re looking for trouble. So safety first.

I’m giving these sards about two to three days and then they should be coming around the bluff onto the Durban beachfront and the shoals big enough to definitely make that passage possible.

They do start moving a lot slower once they hit the KZN waters and mainly due to predator activity. So yeah, they don’t have far to go, probably 40 to 50 kilometers and, and there’ll be on the Durban beach front. Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. Except us here at Sardine News Would like to offer our sincere condolences to Goolam’s family one of the netters who unfortunately had a tragic accident today in their rubber duck and so far probably two casualties So, yes we’re very sorry for that Anyway chaps, keep it real conserve and protect and Let’s look after the marine environment Have a good time with these sards, but be careful.

And as I said, safety first, stay out of the water, lots of toothy critters out there. That’s all I got for now. I’ll keep you updated as things happen. Cheers.

Affiliated YouTube Channels

https://youtube.com/@Brucifire – highly entertaining surf reporting

https://youtube.com/@thesardinenews – neva miss a single sardine

https://youtube.com/@mydotackletalk – highly technical sport fishing

https://youtube.com/@surflaunchingsouthernafrica – getting out there safely

https://youtube.com/@waterwoes – complain here

Affiliated websites

https://umzimkulu.co.za – self-catering right on the Umzimkulu River
https://umzimkuluadrenalin.co.za – sardine run coming up
https://thesardine.co.za – never miss a single sardine
https://masterwatermen.co.za – news from deep down
https://brucifire.co.za – surf and conditions reporting
https://fishbazaruto.com – your dreams are out there
https://mydofishinglures.co.za – technical sport fishing