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.
This is great for some swell and lots of white water to work big flies, but unfortunately the quick fluctuations in water temperature and ability to keep them loops tight make things pretty tricky.
Thankfully the cold fronts has brought some rain and the slightly off colored water on an outgoing tide in the mouth has been giving the river snappers a bit of an appetite!! Elias Tembe managed to land a lovely 8kg specimen on bait from the south bank at Kosi mouth a couple of days ago during a mid morning fishing session.
Except for that the mouth has been relatively quiet with the odd wave garrick feeding in the shallows. In the same breath, not many fisherman have been around and unpacking our house has taken up a little bit too much time for my liking.. Luckily they say that all good things do come to and end and this will mean lots more time for me down at the mouth!
The southern stretch of the Kosi beaches produced some good fish for the Ufudu crew over the first weekend of the month. Some very good sized bluefin, bigeye and brassy kingies were reported to feed in the low light hours at Lala nek.
As far as we heard the lakes also didn’t have many visiting guests with very few catches reported.
There is a new group of young local energy trying to revive the Kosi bay honorary officers in order to help put more pressure on the gill-netting problems!
We are pretty sure this will make a difference and help to preserve Kosi bay as one of South Africa’s top saltwater fly fishing destinations.