The Banquet 2016 was held at the Enchanted Gardens at the Old Airport on the 26 Dec Nov 2016. As this year was the event where the entrance was free for the league it was expected that we would have a record number of members at the event.
The organisers tried their best to get the most affordable venue with less travelling and a suitable menu offering. However, we ended up with less than 50 guests. The event was started off with a prayer by Joe.
Ronald then gave a reflection on the year’s events and activities conducted by KZN Fishing. The Formal and eagerly awaited part of the banquet then got under way.
Catches of Garrick and Bronze Bream has been reported all along from Port Edward up to Port Shepstone. The Port Edward area has reported some really good catches in the last week. Splash Rock is producing a lot of Hammerhead and Grey sharks for the inedible anglers and Garrick have been taken from both Splash Rock and Lighthouse rocks further south. Some Kob and Bronze Bream are also around.
Reports from Orange Rocks and Uvongo indicate that almost any bait, big or small, has remained untouched this week, so it seems the sharks are giving this stretch a miss at the moment.
Down South didn’t have much to report with the exception of some decent size Bronze Bream being taken. The sea conditions have been perfect for those targeting these fish. The sizes and numbers have also increased. Port Shepstone has shown mixed results with some days producing decent catches of Kob and Garrick.
The Block in the Port Shepstone area has been producing good catches of Kob and Snapper Salmon have been taken in the river.The Sandspit area is producing great numbers of Garrick with 5 coming out on Sunday morning alone, all being taken on live mullet. Some Flatfish have also been in on the action.
Not many reports have filtered through from the lower South but the Bronze Bream are feeding freely as the water conditions are almost perfect for them. A few Grey and Hammerhead sharks have been taken at the famous Splash Rock. Similar results are being experienced at Uvongo and Orange Rocks.
Reports from Mtwalume have also been positive for Kob and these have been taking anything from live bait to well-presented Chokka.
For a long time and as expected we have come to the last league event for 2016. It was a fantastic year with lots of memories and some unexpected weather that caused us not to fish 2 events, but nevertheless our love for fishing prevailed. The management of KZN Fishing would like to take this opportunity to thank all who participated in this year’s league. May your spirit overflow into League 2017.
Baillto once again produced some good results and weather. The day started early for some as lines in was scheduled for an early 6am start. Members from far and wide, some leaving home as early as 3am to gather baits and last minute refreshments and food. The faithful were greeted by Joe Poran who outlaid the guidelines, rules and boundaries for this day.