Catch of the Year Alert! - KZN REPORT (16 May '24)

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Don't miss this week's KZN Fishing Report to hear about Mr. Mike V’s jaw-dropping 179.8kg Zambezi catch off the North Coast. It’s a story that’s reeling in all the fishing enthusiasts!

This week, the fishing has been hotter than the weather.

Offshore: The tuna has been in short supply but the snoek and couta have more than made up for it.

Rock and surf: Scratching has been very productive along the entire coast. There are still some big nasties around, but the bulk of the catches have been of the edible kind.

Freshwater: The dams and Stillwaters have all been producing fish even with the cooler weather moving in. Remember there are always fish to catch but you can't catch them without going fishing.

Cover art: Dubbed as the catch of the year – ANSA’s very own Durban reporter, Mike Vlcek caught this magnificent 179.8kg Zambezi Shark off the lower North Coast last Friday night using live bait. After a four-hour fight this beauty was finally beached to give Mike the well-deserved bragging rights. Two anglers helped pull it over the shore break, removed the hook, and released it safely back into the water within a minute, hence Mike forgetting to turn off his headlamp!
16 May English South Africa Sports · Hobbies

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