Monday, November 25, 2013
We are off to Jozini again for another week of Tiger Fishing, this time we will also be targeting the Tigers on Fly. Should be our last trip for the year and then we concentrate on Game Fish, Tuna and Marlin for a while. Will post pics and report in my return
Saturday, November 23, 2013
We left Durban in the early hours of the morning in heavy rain to make our way up to Jozini, and when we got there it was still raining, but at least not heavy like the rain we picked up on the road, we started setting up the campsite in the rain and by the time we had completed the rain had gone and the sun was out, from there on we had mostly blue skies and hot weather over 36deg.C with exception for 1 day which was a little cooler and over cast.
Mornings sessions all had light winds and afternoon sessions all had moderate winds, the water was warm and the dam levels at around 80%. The top of the river section was already getting dirty from the rains coming down the river and each day it moved closer to the bay area.
The fishing was good, and even in our first session we had our 1st fish on board in no time and soon everyone was comfortable with the fishing style and tackle.
We had many strikes that were missed in true Tiger Fishing fashion, but we also landed a fair amount of Tiger Fish over the 4 days with the largest fish landed being 3.0Kg.
It was very frustrating on this trip that we lost so many big tigers in the 4-5Kg range; the fish were very aggressive and fought very hard with many biting us off.
The whole area is green now and the wildlife is just so spectacular, I just love fishing Jozini as nowhere else so close to home offers one the opportunity of good fishing, game and bird viewing and off a boat its always best as one can get much closer to the wildlife.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
The weather did not play along on this trip, we started out fishing in some very heavy rain, and when the rain stopped we had howling North East winds, on the last day we had a howling South West wind. Water temp in the lakes was very cold and the water was crystal clear, with exception of the last day the water got turbid but remained cold.
We spent 1 day at the Mouth and the rest of the time was spent dodging rain and fishing in the lakes. We managed a couple of Sea Pike (Pick Handle Barracuda) at the mouth along with some Gurnards, in the Lakes we worked hard and made 1000’s of casts and ended up resorting to light tackle bait fishing as there was no Game fish to be found.
None the less we were surrounded by the spectacular nature and bird life of the area.