UPDATED: Sardine Run update – could hit Durban in “the next day or two”

Just received another emailed update from the KZN Sharks Board on the sardines. Will keep my initial post below, but here’s the new info from them.

Conditions along the coast – we have a light becoming south westerly wind along the entire coast with the swell size up to 1 metre. 

In terms of sardines, it is very busy from Karridene to Umgababa on the Upper South Coast, with lots of fish – further south at Scottburgh again lots of fish and netting has taken place off the main beach down by the Cutty Sark.

Further south, 3 nets have been taken at Pumula so very busy in that area too.

Netting has also taken place at Margate main beach.

Cast nets from Margate up to Pumula.  Lots of fish along that entire area.  Unfortunately the westerly is going to build up later today.  This could push the fish back to the Durban area towards the weekend.  In fact news just in that they have netted 25 baskets off Snake Park.

Please call the sardine hotline 083 9139495.

Mike Anderson-Reade; Head: Operations

——original post below——

Happy Thursday, everyone.

Got another Sardine Run update for you this morning. Again, it comes from the KZN Sharks Board and it hit my inbox shortly after 6.30 this morning.

In summary, there has been some activity north at Isipingo and south at Umgababa, but not a lot of sards being netting because the shoals tend to be behind the back line. This activity could hit Durban in the next few days, and there is more activity on the Transkei coast that will move into KZN at some point.

Here’s the full press release:

Conditions today have been light north easterly with good sea conditions. Sardine activity has been north as far as Isipingo and down south to Umgababa.

Lot of fish but much of it is behind backline. 2 nettings taking place (one of 14 baskets the other with 2 baskets) off Isipingo and Karridene  one net has just gone into the water.  Not a much reward for the netters although there is a lot of activity. This activity could arrive off Durban within the next day or two.

The fish that are currently on the upper south coast and approaching Durban are probably going to disappear once they pass Durban.  However, there is still a lot of activity down at Port St. Johns which is likely to move up the coast soon.

Please call the Sardine Hotline on 083 913 9495 to get the latest information on the sardine movement.

Mike Anderson-Reade; HEAD: OPERATIONS; KZN Sharks Board

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