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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2060 on: April 24, 2019, 03:48:18 pm »
28 Couta apparently, 22 on Day 1 and 6 day 3  :dunno: i could be wrong, but it is what i heard.
Yep conditions were bleek, Sunday sea was wild rain rain more rain, we woke up Monday with rain rain and more rain and SE blowing so decided to call it, went through to the club only to discover weather was not bad but the sea was still upside down. There is absolutely no bait around only plenty tiny mozzies. Monday 60 boats already pulled out, sad thing is next year i think entries will be down way down. They need to move the comp to mid May.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2061 on: April 25, 2019, 11:25:02 am »
I tend to agree with you Denzil, with the global climate change our seasons are off. I'd like to see it brought forward to ensure that its kept in the summer gamefish period, rather than later in the season and into the winter period. But then again, checking the posts on facebook of how the chinese are currently hammering the couta by the tons in mozambique, i doudt there will be many couta left to migrate down to kzn waters in the near future.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2062 on: April 25, 2019, 12:59:24 pm »
I tend to agree with you Denzil, with the global climate change our seasons are off. I'd like to see it brought forward to ensure that its kept in the summer gamefish period, rather than later in the season and into the winter period. But then again, checking the posts on facebook of how the chinese are currently hammering the couta by the tons in mozambique, i doudt there will be many couta left to migrate down to kzn waters in the near future.


Yep, see 200 tons of Couta offloaded in Beira, that's what happens when you give the chinese a foot n the door.
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2063 on: April 25, 2019, 07:00:01 pm »
 Hard luck on the comp chaps. Really wish they would change the format to something similar to what the Guinjata Bonanza have.

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2064 on: April 25, 2019, 08:07:19 pm »
So much rubbish in Durban Harbour, it is filthy. Went out to sea and even 20km out there is rubbish. I have never before seen so many empty plastic bottles in my life, offshore there are 1000s and 1000s of empty plastic bottles. The Sprite ones show up the brightest.

Ok so I have heard some people blame the flood for all this rubbish. Really, Wake up people. This is the rubbish that is thrown everywhere and ends up in the street gutters and eventually in the storm water drains and finally the harbour and rivers and then out to sea. It is also the rubbish of people that live alongside rivers that gets washed out.

So it was not the floods that did this, it is humans and their filthy littering habits, it is municipalities that fail to clean up and leave everything to clog up and build up.
What the storm has done is highlight these facts.

Beaches and harbours will be cleaned up, but what becomes of those 1000s of empty bottles floating in the ocean. Do they end up at Plastic Island???
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2065 on: April 26, 2019, 08:27:14 am »
So much rubbish in Durban Harbour, it is filthy. Went out to sea and even 20km out there is rubbish. I have never before seen so many empty plastic bottles in my life, offshore there are 1000s and 1000s of empty plastic bottles. The Sprite ones show up the brightest.

Ok so I have heard some people blame the flood for all this rubbish. Really, Wake up people. This is the rubbish that is thrown everywhere and ends up in the street gutters and eventually in the storm water drains and finally the harbour and rivers and then out to sea. It is also the rubbish of people that live alongside rivers that gets washed out.

So it was not the floods that did this, it is humans and their filthy littering habits, it is municipalities that fail to clean up and leave everything to clog up and build up.
What the storm has done is highlight these facts.

Beaches and harbours will be cleaned up, but what becomes of those 1000s of empty bottles floating in the ocean. Do they end up at Plastic Island???

Is the water offshore fishable?? I want to go for a ride tomorrow.
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2066 on: April 26, 2019, 09:19:02 am »
So much rubbish in Durban Harbour, it is filthy. Went out to sea and even 20km out there is rubbish. I have never before seen so many empty plastic bottles in my life, offshore there are 1000s and 1000s of empty plastic bottles. The Sprite ones show up the brightest.

Ok so I have heard some people blame the flood for all this rubbish. Really, Wake up people. This is the rubbish that is thrown everywhere and ends up in the street gutters and eventually in the storm water drains and finally the harbour and rivers and then out to sea. It is also the rubbish of people that live alongside rivers that gets washed out.

So it was not the floods that did this, it is humans and their filthy littering habits, it is municipalities that fail to clean up and leave everything to clog up and build up.
What the storm has done is highlight these facts.

Beaches and harbours will be cleaned up, but what becomes of those 1000s of empty bottles floating in the ocean. Do they end up at Plastic Island???

Is the water offshore fishable?? I want to go for a ride tomorrow.

It will clear up but loads f freshwater so its green. Bottoms will be ok
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2067 on: April 26, 2019, 09:28:57 am »
So much rubbish in Durban Harbour, it is filthy. Went out to sea and even 20km out there is rubbish. I have never before seen so many empty plastic bottles in my life, offshore there are 1000s and 1000s of empty plastic bottles. The Sprite ones show up the brightest.

Ok so I have heard some people blame the flood for all this rubbish. Really, Wake up people. This is the rubbish that is thrown everywhere and ends up in the street gutters and eventually in the storm water drains and finally the harbour and rivers and then out to sea. It is also the rubbish of people that live alongside rivers that gets washed out.

So it was not the floods that did this, it is humans and their filthy littering habits, it is municipalities that fail to clean up and leave everything to clog up and build up.
What the storm has done is highlight these facts.

Beaches and harbours will be cleaned up, but what becomes of those 1000s of empty bottles floating in the ocean. Do they end up at Plastic Island???

Is the water offshore fishable?? I want to go for a ride tomorrow.

It will clear up but loads f freshwater so its green. Bottoms will be ok

No blue water out past JR and Bencorum and towards the hole........15-20kms??
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2068 on: April 26, 2019, 03:13:59 pm »
So much rubbish in Durban Harbour, it is filthy. Went out to sea and even 20km out there is rubbish. I have never before seen so many empty plastic bottles in my life, offshore there are 1000s and 1000s of empty plastic bottles. The Sprite ones show up the brightest.

Ok so I have heard some people blame the flood for all this rubbish. Really, Wake up people. This is the rubbish that is thrown everywhere and ends up in the street gutters and eventually in the storm water drains and finally the harbour and rivers and then out to sea. It is also the rubbish of people that live alongside rivers that gets washed out.

So it was not the floods that did this, it is humans and their filthy littering habits, it is municipalities that fail to clean up and leave everything to clog up and build up.
What the storm has done is highlight these facts.

Beaches and harbours will be cleaned up, but what becomes of those 1000s of empty bottles floating in the ocean. Do they end up at Plastic Island???

Is the water offshore fishable?? I want to go for a ride tomorrow.

It will clear up but loads f freshwater so its green. Bottoms will be ok

No blue water out past JR and Bencorum and towards the hole........15-20kms??
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2069 on: April 26, 2019, 11:01:59 pm »
The polution will spread with the current South and I suspect that we will see a lot of it being washed up on our shores in the deep South.  :-(

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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2070 on: April 27, 2019, 06:37:35 pm »
So much rubbish in Durban Harbour, it is filthy. Went out to sea and even 20km out there is rubbish. I have never before seen so many empty plastic bottles in my life, offshore there are 1000s and 1000s of empty plastic bottles. The Sprite ones show up the brightest.

Ok so I have heard some people blame the flood for all this rubbish. Really, Wake up people. This is the rubbish that is thrown everywhere and ends up in the street gutters and eventually in the storm water drains and finally the harbour and rivers and then out to sea. It is also the rubbish of people that live alongside rivers that gets washed out.

So it was not the floods that did this, it is humans and their filthy littering habits, it is municipalities that fail to clean up and leave everything to clog up and build up.
What the storm has done is highlight these facts.

Beaches and harbours will be cleaned up, but what becomes of those 1000s of empty bottles floating in the ocean. Do they end up at Plastic Island???




totally agree, we went out yesterday, but the sea is filthy mankind must accept responsibility for this
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Re: KZN Offshore - Whatzup
« Reply #2071 on: April 29, 2019, 10:27:09 am »
We launched Saturday
Current was flying along, shoo as the chaps have posted, there is a lot, i mean a lot of plastic floating in the ocean, as well as logs, trees, bamboo which is not good. Water was dirty brown greenish on inside, we went South to the deep where was still pretty dirty to target some bottoms, with current moving was going to be tough, with a persistent South wind blowing most the morning fish were biting one here one there but the water colour was improving and getting cleaner, than by 10am poison wind SE started blowing and poof fish disappeared, we worked our way back and back to the dirty water again. In end we managed a couple fish, i got a nice Catface of 4.9, weeman FFF junior a nice soldier just short of 2, strangely i hooked a Sada Sada fishing bottoms on 70m, a fat little bugger easily 4kilo.