Author Archives: Ricsta

A couple of mornings ago I walked down to the mouth at sunrise to go gather some inspiration for this report with a 10wt in hand. The weather was looking perfect as I paddled my kayak through the shallow low neap tide estuary in order to cross over to the…

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“Batten down the hatches..” Trajectory predictions on the tropical system Eloise had warning messages flying in to Kosi bay community early in the week! Initially it looked like she was going to aim for Kosi mouth, do a couple of twists and turns and then head back up north to…

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The last month came with some good rain and some very intense thunderstorms.. Timing of these storms were like normal all mostly over weekends, testing the determination of visiting fishing groups to the area! Water temperature is currently sitting at 27″C. Kosi bay mouth is looking beautiful at the moment!…

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“When the Umpathla is flowering, then the grunter is here!” – Vusi Mahlangu For several generations the amaThonga fisherman around the Kosi bay lakes have been looking at the flowering seasons of indigenous trees as their annual fishing calendar. This year again, as the Natal silver oaks started producing their…

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Everyone familiar with the far north coast will know that this time of the year we have one of the biggest natural battles taking place.. Our two prevailing winds, the north east and south westerly, take turns to see who can uproot the most trees in our pristine coastal dune forest.…

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