Coast KZN

20 Dec 2021

North coast waters on fire

Richard Spingorum (Zululand Observer) Picture: Shaun Mathura was pleased with this bronze whaler, which he successfully released

There was a big influx of boats in the Cape Vidal and Sodwana areas over the past week following reports of excellent catches. Gamefish have been on the run with couta, dorado and even some billfish making up the catch reports.

Once again, live bait proved most successful, but for those who prefer a faster kind of fishing, trolling both lipped or skirted type lures brought results.

The rock and surf anglers along the north coast have seen the bulk of action with inedibles. The main species coming out have been honeycombs and sandies, with decent Zambezi and black fins also making the catch list.

Swimming live baits has been the most successful method of targeting bigger Zambezis from the shore, or alternatively dropping bigger baits with a drone.