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The Anglers Haven => General Fishing Discussion => Topic started by: ranger2500 on November 17, 2011, 09:07:40 AM

Title: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: ranger2500 on November 17, 2011, 09:07:40 AM
Hi Guys,

Has anybody heard anything about sardine running at hout bay?
Title: Re: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: Johnny Blaze on November 17, 2011, 10:36:32 AM
heard there was some action last night. guys netted lots.
Title: Re: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: ranger2500 on November 17, 2011, 11:41:24 AM
that is the last two nights they have been dik there.
Anyone no exactly where?
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Post by: dynamicthings on November 17, 2011, 05:06:39 PM
wow i thought only in kzn
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Post by: rofflign on November 18, 2011, 08:30:19 AM
They're been up Melkbos side as well although we only seeing them sporadically now.
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Post by: Mario on November 18, 2011, 09:42:53 AM
sardines were in smaller shoals between Kreeftebaai & Bontkop, seals had an absolute blast
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Post by: setobla on November 28, 2011, 01:54:30 PM
HI Guys

Does anyone know if the sards ar estill at Houtbay? i would like to drive there this afternoon. From Strand
Title: Re: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: clinton on November 29, 2011, 09:21:32 AM
Howzit

Stocked up on sars on sun. Will def still be there. We caught from the peer using a handline with treble hook and a hand net. Filled two buckets quick quick went home with plenty! People were netting from the beach and giving people. Not the largest sards but millions of them. I've wrapped and frozen mine.
Title: Re: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: setobla on November 29, 2011, 09:31:39 AM
went donw to hout bay last nite. not much on beach side bud huge school in harbour side. payd a local laitie with a net R30 for to full shopping baskets. packed mine in ziploc bags
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Post by: Evan Damon on November 29, 2011, 10:32:10 AM
Hmmmmm think I am definitely going tonight... Hopefully they are still there.
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Post by: rofflign on December 13, 2011, 08:20:35 PM
We got two bakke of sards at the melkbos slip the other day, my bait is sorted for the season now.Man those things stay fresh for long, I had some for 3 days unfrozen in the cooler box, with icepacks and they were still firm and juicy.
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Post by: fabba on December 13, 2011, 08:26:17 PM
I have never used such fresh pilly in my life !!
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Post by: rofflign on December 13, 2011, 08:50:18 PM
Ja it's lekker hey! all these years the banana boys have been enjoying the sards now it's our turn :woo_hoo:
Title: Re: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: clinton on December 14, 2011, 08:39:56 AM
Has anyone been getting action on these sardines? We all stocked up BUT...

I've only been out twice with them and blanked everytime. I've been hearing from a few people that they have not had any action on those sardines?

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: Bash on December 14, 2011, 10:47:33 AM
On a side note, although great we getting the SARDS, it just shows that our waters are warming as they usually migrate to warmer waters followed by the whales, hence them being in durbs!

That along with the rain we are experiencing so late in December kind of makes me feel uneasy!
Title: Re: Sardine Run - Hout bay
Post by: Visvinger on December 24, 2011, 11:01:30 PM
On a side note, although great we getting the SARDS, it just shows that our waters are warming as they usually migrate to warmer waters followed by the whales, hence them being in durbs!

That along with the rain we are experiencing so late in December kind of makes me feel uneasy!

Not quite hey,

Sardines prefer cooler water and follows the plankton that they feed on in the cooler water. They move to Durban with the cooler current that shifts up the east coast every year round about June / July. The sardines will only beach if this cooler water is trapped against the shore by the warmer current.

Then again - I am no scientist, so I can be wrong.