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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #460 on: November 05, 2018, 11:38:36 am »
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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #461 on: November 05, 2018, 09:51:47 pm »
We had some welcoming rain during the day which helped a lot. I have measured 20mm.  :yipee:

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« Reply #462 on: November 05, 2018, 11:27:10 pm »
Nice rain ey ;)
And more to come, fires still smouldering..So we need it!

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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #463 on: November 06, 2018, 10:06:59 am »
Nice rain ey ;)
And more to come, fires still smouldering..So we need it!
The rain helped a lot. Where do you stay?

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« Reply #464 on: November 06, 2018, 10:31:04 am »
I'm quite a fair section East of you guys, past Plett, in the thick of it.. Welcome rain this morning again!

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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #465 on: November 06, 2018, 06:07:51 pm »
I work on your side of Plett close to the Keurbooms strand turn off.

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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #466 on: December 10, 2018, 03:24:19 pm »
I did the Otter trail the week of the 6th of November. On day 2 we past by some smoldering trees. The fire caused quite a bit of damage on that portion of the trail.

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« Reply #467 on: December 10, 2018, 04:03:10 pm »
Yes in late November I went through Knysna from Uniondale and the devastation in the forests was unbelievable.
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« Reply #468 on: January 11, 2019, 10:07:24 am »
A friend of mine move to Sedgefield about a year ago. He wants to start fishing off his kayak on Swartvlei and progress to the Knysna lagoon at some stage.


WRT Swartvlei , when is the best time to fish i.e. on the incoming or outgoing tide?


Would that apply to the Knysna lagoon as well?

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« Reply #469 on: January 11, 2019, 01:52:55 pm »
I don't know about Swartvlei but fish the Knysna lagoon with the tide. Move from spot to spot up river as the tide comes in and out again when the tide goes out. It also depends on the wayer temperature, if the incoming sea water is cold the fish higher up river where the water is warmer. Good water temp for Kob is arround 19-21 degrees. Look out for Leeries smashing bait fish on the surface.

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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #470 on: March 15, 2019, 10:20:30 am »
Once again the Knysna lagoon is un-safe for recreational activities due to the high Ecoli count. This is becoming a regular thing and the authorities will have to step up their efforts to save the lagoon. The lagoon plays a huge roll in the town's tourist industry. It is sad that one of the best lagoons in the country is in such a bad state.  :cry:  :unhap

https://www.knysnaplettherald.com/News/Article/General/knysna-estuary-e-e-e-e-u-u-w-2-201903130301
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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #471 on: April 12, 2019, 05:22:11 pm »
The Featherbed Paddle Cruiser sprung a leak last night and they found it half submerged this morning. I hope they can get it up and running again soon. Here is a link to the NSRI article:
https://www.nsri.org.za/2019/04/paddle-cruiser-taking-water-knysna/
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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #472 on: April 14, 2019, 09:05:02 am »
Any more news Hermann? Did they get her to dry land?
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« Reply #473 on: April 14, 2019, 09:26:22 am »
I don't know but will go and check later.

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Re: Knysna Estuary - information, news, events and reports
« Reply #474 on: April 14, 2019, 11:11:55 am »
She is stable and salvage operations are continuing.

Update: She is still layning in the same position and there are a lot of salvage equipment on the jetty next to her. I'll keep you updated when the situation changes.
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« Reply #475 on: April 17, 2019, 05:52:08 pm »
Update media release:

Paddle Cruiser refloated
 
Knysna, 14h00, 17 April 2019
 
Contractors working on the salvage of Knysna’s Paddle Cruiser successfully refloated the stricken vessel at around 11:00 a.m. today.
The boat, which is owned and operated by the Featherbed Co., was found partially capsized at its moorings early on Friday morning, 12 April, with its port (left) hull underwater and resting on the floor of the Estuary. No one was on board at the time of the accident.
The salvage operation began almost immediately, with steps to prevent pollution of the Estuary being the first priority.
The salvors righted the boat using massive inflatable air bags.
Paddle Cruiser will now lie under observation at its moorings for 24 hours. It will then be dry-docked for a full investigation into the cause of the sinking before clean-up and restoration can begin.
 
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