Posts Tagged Elf
The Shad (species: Pomatomus saltatrix – Lineaus), also known in South Africa as Elf, in Australia as Tailor and the USA as Bluefish, is a member of the order Perciformes and family Pomatomidae, and is a popular angling and food fish especially in KwaZulu Natal where people of Indian origin find it extremely desirable…
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The Seasons are Changing So Must the Fishing
Mid May and winter is around the corner. We have already seen the change in fish being caught in the area. The species common in summer have become fewer in number while winter fish hasn’t really started yet.
Fewer elf have been seen lately. These tasty bait fish are most prevalent in Mossel Bay during summer, but come the winter months and the drop in sea temperature sees these fish begin their annual migration up the East Coast to the spawning grounds off KZN, and to face the gauntlet of Natal’s ‘shad-run’.
Cape St Francis October 15
We arrived at Cape St Francis on Friday morning just after 9 A.M. and checked into the Seal Point Resort. Quite a strong wind blowing – nothing unusual, every time I fish here the wind is howling.
Today the sun rose on a windswept seascape, around 15 to 18 knots, steadily increasing throughout the day, and now it is really blowing, at least 25 knots, although it seems much harder on at the water’s edge. Read the rest of this entry »