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When I had to rush in to help my parents with Dolphin Tackle Box in St Lucia I was sure that we are flogging a dead horse. St Lucia Estuary mouth was closed for so long that even the Park Authority made a press release that the entire ecosystem involving the white shrimp did collapsed over the the past eight to ten years. Since it was the beginning of a long weekend everything was a mad dash to get on track and balance the stock with the seasonal fishing.
Above is the bleak picture for the untrained eye when arriving on a beach that use to flourish with anglers and holiday makers. The financial contribution of a recreation angler does not lie in the line, hooks, sinkers and bait that he/she buys, but the support group that accompany them and the money this support group spends on leisure gear and “holiday trophies”.
So with this bleak picture of the condition of the Estuary mouth and sudden change in management, I had to think quickly to “con people” into believing fish is biting in St Lucia. Was this flogging a dead horse? Well read and weep …
With The authorities admitting several months ago that the Eco-system has totally collapsed on the sand banks in front of St Lucia Estuary, the management has for the past 11 years attempted to preserve fresh water in the Estuary during the prolonged drought, conditions are changing daily and fishing techniques with it.
Not only has the fishing conditions changed but also the Marine and Coastal Recreational Fishing Act. No more is daily limits counted, but bag limits in your possession. This include fish in the Freezer. So a total rethink of your holiday is now needed. You can no longer subsidize your holiday expense from your fishing outings. One has to calculate it as part of the Experience.
As a Recreation Shore Angler for the past 40 years I saw the changes to the law and the impact on the economy. Since nothing is going to change the emotional abnormality when it comes to fishing and hunting the Recreational Angler will always be the one targeted to preserve Nature. The hypocrites will always run to the nearest shopping mall after they have spew their emotional bull shit all over our sport.
Do not teach the teacher about conservation please. We, as recreational fisherman, are well aware of feeding, breeding and hunting habits of the various species. What you should be concerned about is the Long Liners and The drag Nets that feed you at your fancy Restaurants. Not the person spending all his holiday money to support a local community of much needed revenue.
The Question is, has St Lucia Estuary anything for the Recreational Angler to offer, after many years of neglect and drought.
Surf Fishing this winter was very profitable for some anglers. For those who used the right techniques and tackle it was not difficult to land some beautiful Garrick’s.
Other people who love Estuary Fishing where blessed with some nice size Grunter’s.
Even the water levels in the Estuary has risen enough to launch boats. Inland skipper tickets is required and boats must meet SAMSA’s standard of registration. Although the Estuary is far from recovered continued studies are done on an on going basis to improve the living conditions of the animals and marine species.
As beach conditions adapt anglers need to adapt with it. Now Spring high is not favorable south of the main beach. Spring low in front of the iMfolozi River Mouth will get you in to deep enough water to reach Yellow Fin Tuna.
With low tide one can reach the wreck in front of Jabula Beach and some Pompano are caught.
Very high tech equipment is used for reaching the deep water or fishing across strong side currents.
All this is available from:
Dolphin Tackle box
Mc Kenzie St
083 442 1896
Little Eden Self Catering
081 045 3381
Lai La Log Cabins
081 366 2798
Bibs Backpackers and Camping
You will find Ndiza Lodge & Cabanas nestled onto the verge of the Wetlands. With easy access to the restaurants, supermarkets and rest of the town yet private and quiet. Contact: http://www.ndizalodge.co.za/ Amanda de Gaspary 083 442 1896 Email: email@example.com