Transkei Trip Report – July 2012 – Bryan Wegener

We left on the 4th of July 2012 and after a 10hr journey we eventually arrived at Xora River Mouth. The following morning we got up early to go and see what the launch was like and to check the viz. there was about a 1m swell and about 5-6m viz. We started diving at Bulungula in about 12-18m. At first there were very few fish around but after scouting around a bit we found some nice reef holding [...]

2023-11-29T07:47:14+02:00September 5, 2012|

Permit Holders Required to Please Help with Research

The help of East Coast rock lobster, mussel, oyster, mud crab and mollusc / general bait permit-holders are urgently required. The Oceanographic Research Institute conducts quarterly surveys of lobster, mussel, oyster and general bait collection in KZN to improve management of these fisheries. If you hold any of these permits, please complete the survey at . The current survey investigates harvesting during April and June 2012. All survey participants will be entered into a lucky draw taking place [...]

2023-11-29T07:53:28+02:00August 8, 2012|

The Sardine Run – What to Expect

The much anticipated sardine run is in full swing along the KZN South Coast. There have been good sightings reported from the Wild Coast all the way up to Umdloti. Unfortunately the weather has been less than ideal, but some good spearing has taken place with a number of garrick and snoek being taken. John Little has compiled a report on what to expect during this time of the year. Follow this link to read the article The Sardine [...]

2023-11-29T11:11:47+02:00July 11, 2012|

Hibiscus Gamefish Open – Saturday 7th July

The Annual Hibiscus Gamefish challenge is coming up on the 7th July 2012. R5000+ cash for the biggest gamefish, lots of other prizes including for biggest crayfish and biggest bag of crayfish. The guys have timed this one perfectly as the sardines have just started to make an appearance on the KZN South Coast Follow this link to get the entry form entry form For those of you that are less familiar with the KZN South Coast go take [...]

2023-11-29T11:16:34+02:00July 2, 2012|

The Official press release for the recent shark attack on the KZN south coast

The KZN South Coast diving community was devastated this morning (28 June) with the bite by a large Dusky shark on an Advanced SCUBA diver who was on a dive within the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area (MPA). Although the injuries sustained by the diver were not fatal, the incident was nevertheless quite serious with the diver being evacuated by air. The diver is now in a stable condition following surgery at Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban. Netcare911 Spokesperson [...]

2023-11-29T15:41:29+02:00July 15, 2011|
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