Blind rivers, or temporarily closed estuaries are interesting ecosystems to fish in. Sadly most of the blind rivers in KZN are in bad shape, but some of those in the former Transkei and Eastern Cape have great potential for fishing. Most of those ...
Planning your trip and finding the fish   Many people ask me what my favourite type of fishing is, and I don't need to think twice about it. Light tackle lure fishing in estuaries is, for me, the best and most rewarding fishing availab...
January is gone and with it, hopefully, the heat wave that has taken KZN by storm. The heat may be uncomfortable but it certainly seems to turn on our estuarine angling species on the east coast.   Anglers often ask me my favourite time of ...
WORDS & PICS: CRAIG THOMASSEN   On my recent trip to the Transkei, where we fished the estuaries with light spinning tackle, one of the most rewarding ways of catching fish was on surface lures. I have always got a big kick out of fish...
Perch is one of our true estuarine species. They are only found in estuarine habitats, never out at sea and rarely in the surf, having specialised and adapted to estuarine life, and are fully dependant on estuaries to survive.  They are found...
The 2013 swimming prawn season in East London has been an absolute cracker. I have been throwing a net for something close to 40 years now and I have caught prawns from Swartkops to Mdumbi, so I have seen things come and go, and this year’s sea...