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Sardine run 2018
« on: May 12, 2018, 01:23:11 pm »
Can someone tell me where i can get info on where the sardines is now. I hear things that they up at hole in the wall in transkei but not sure if it's true or not. And what's the average water temp in Port Edward area at the moment.

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 04:29:50 pm »
https://www.facebook.com/Sardine-Run-South-Africa-263143238840/

Nothing confirmed yet. Always lots of fake news concerning Sardine Run.

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 06:18:53 pm »
Phone me in 4 weeks time and I will give a live update from Hole in the Wall..........

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Sardine Run 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 09:46:14 am »
Hi guys,


Rumors has it Sards have been caught at Sezela..... can anybody confirm?  or does anyone have an update of the Silver Tide for 2018? :dunno:

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 02:03:57 pm »
received this from a friend.

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 09:35:33 am »
There have been reports the last few days about small bait balls being netted in various places, but these turned out to be a few sards mixed in with other bait fish like Scads, Red Eye and Mackerel.

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2018, 10:55:51 am »
Soon you will also find last years sardines sold next to the roads having spent the preceding 10 months in a freezer. All freshly netted this morning though :crzy

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 08:56:47 am »
Soon you will also find last years sardines sold next to the roads having spent the preceding 10 months in a freezer. All freshly netted this morning though :crzy


lol.... freshly thawed special prices

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 10:38:39 am »
My sons launched [size=78%]the jetski yesterday at Umkomaas and were in the middle of a big shoal. Way too far out for the netters but YFT were there.[/size]
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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 10:09:41 am »
Netting currently at Rocky bay

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 01:01:20 pm »
All sardine run updates will be posted on this page
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https://www.facebook.com/harcourtspropertyperfect/posts/2120635177950111

The link was posted vert small
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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 04:10:01 pm »
Heard they netted at Kelso today ??

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 08:01:42 am »
 Sardine Run 2018 Media Update (3)
  Wednesday 13th June 2018

    The KZN Sharks Board undertook a monitoring flight to Port St Johns   this morning after receiving credible reports of sardine and associated   predator activity spotted in the Waterfall Bluff area off the Eastern   Cape coast. Waterfall Bluff is about 45kms south of KwaZulu-Natal. The   Boardís interest in the annual run is to ensure that any shoals of   sardines that are accompanied by large groups of predators are monitored   and that the shark safety gear is managed accordingly to minimise any   negative environmental impact of the gear.


 Numerous shoals of   various species of baitfish remain visible off the KZN coast. These   shoals consist of mixed bait fish which include small numbers of   sardines and are commonly found off KZN during this time of the year.


   It was very interesting to see what we were sure were small pockets of   sardines off Ramsgate, Mtwalume and Umtentweni. These small shoals were   easily visible just behind backline with a few also seen in the mid   break. These were however no signs of any predator activity with them.

   A mixture of a few thousand common and bottlenose dolphins were seen   very close inshore stretching from Mboyti to Port St Johns all moving   northwards. Numerous pockets of sardines were observed just behind the   backline from Mkhambati southwards to Port St Johns. It was unusual that   very few Cape gannets were seen with this activity however we suspect   that higher concentrations of these birds are probably further south   with the larger shoals of fish that were seen it the Cob Inn/Mazeppa Bay   area last week Thursday.


 The KZN Sharks Board commenced with   the removal of shark safety gear on the lower south coast today and the   public will be informed of the bathing status of the beaches once the   exercise has been completed. The Board will continue to monitor the   activity and manage bathing at protected beaches in consultation with   the coastal municipalities.


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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2018, 08:10:29 am »
A net was pulled yesterday Happy Wanderers Kelso, had Mackerel, Sards and mostly redeye. Sardine chasers full up Hibberdene Mtwalume and Sheppie side, but small pockets sitting to deep for them to net. Wait for the crazy selling prices when they do arrive. :nuts: :craz:


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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 09:11:08 am »
this mornings update


https://www.facebook.com/harcourtspropertyperfect/posts/2122124004467895
Sardine Run 2018 Media Update
 Thursday 14th June 2018
 The KZN   Sharks Board undertook a monitoring flight to Port St Johns this morning   after observing increased sardine activity in the area between   Waterfall Bluff and Port St Johns yesterday. The first small pockets of   sardines were spotted in the Kelso area followed by few smaller ones off   Mtwalume and Ifafa. These were clearly visible due to the very clear   water visibility and there was no predator activity seen with these   shoals. One of the commercial seine netters managed to net 500 crates at   Kelso later on during mid-morning. Although the majority of the fish   netted were sardines there were other shoaling baitfish species mixed   with them which is common with the early shoals.
 The real action,   that is, sardine shoals accompanied by thousands of dolphins, Cape   gannets and sharks were clearly visible from just north of Mkhambati   southwards to Umgazana which is to the south of Port St Johns. This was   very exciting to see as we have not observed this type of intense   activity so near to KZN for a number of years.

It is very difficult to   try and predict when and if this spectacle will reach KZN and the   timeline could be anything from a few daysí to a possibly a week or two.   Should the fish continue northwards it appears that we may be in for   one of the better sardine runs seen in a long while.

 The majority of   the shark safety gear between Hibberdene and Port Edward has been   removed from the water in anticipation of the arrival of the sardines   and associated predators. It is highly likely that the few remaining   beaches that are currently open for bathing will have gear removed early   tomorrow morning. The Sharks Board understands the frustration   sometimes experienced by some beach users at this time of the year when   conditions are pleasant for bathers but bathing is restricted due to the   removal of the shark safety gear, however appeals to the public to   understand and support the reasons for these decisions. The Board will   continue to monitor the movement of the shoals and will manage the shark   safety gear in consultation with the coastal municipalities that are   affected.

 Mike Anderson-Reade
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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2018, 11:35:27 am »
They are here!!
Plenty action Port Edward, Ramsgate and Margate this morning...


400 crates at Ramsgate


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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #17 on: Today at 11:10:37 am »
Netting currently at Pennington.

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Re: Sardine run 2018
« Reply #18 on: Today at 01:53:48 pm »
 :FST:   thanks Reefs !!