Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Weekend Spearfishing Update

Well for once we had some decent conditions, the swell forecast looked like we were going to get really big waves. The swell did not really materialise and there was a dive almost every day this long weekend.

The game fish are still hiding, and i dont think the 23-24 deg water is helping. Its just not warm enough, come to think of it we have not had any real warm water this summer. We ave had the odd day when the surface layer was warmish but thats about it.

Never the less I did get in a couple times ... justr to go punish the buggs. I took my lighty with and he managed to do some amazing diving. Its the first time he has dived since the freediving workshop we did with Fernando a month back. The workshop obviously helped and he was catching his crays in water as deep as 11.5m For a little chap that's amazing, it has really opened up new places for him to dive, and its going to be interesting to see how his diving improves from here.

I did not here of any action other than some fisherman getting some fish here and there. Darrell Hattingh sent through this report from the South Coast.
Well, what a fabulous weekend!! saturday was one of the best days
we`ve seen this year with flat 8-10m conditions in my area anyway.
With the Hibberdene couta classic on, whatever snoek etc that were
around inshore must have moved out of the area with all the boating
activity etc but it was a crayfishing paradise. same went for sunday
morning though the swell was up a bit and the south- wester started
Some really nice `couta came out despite a poor run so far and a
whopper 36.4 kg crocodile took first place, caught from a jet ski off
umkomaas on the colour line on a rapala.- most boats trolled baits for
two days without success but this guy had luck on his side(sunday
early) and had his lure in the water seven minutes before his reel
screamed and was almost emptied to the spool on its first run - what a
fine fish and a worthy winner!! I was comparing it to kev dalys
spearing record (of 36.8kg) and its really a big couta!! a 29 kg fish
came to the weigh in the on sat but under `dubious circumstances` and
was disqualified.HUC Roger payne was one of the only club entries and
he and Charl got a nice 8kg snoek in the compo.

Any other reports from spearing up and down??,some good fish must have
come out as i spoke to some scubies who also saw a group of `croc`
couta at Lander` on Saturday.


April, May and June are notoriously frustrating on the North Coast, but we have had some good days in the past. Maybe with things on it's head we are still to get some fish?

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