The Sardine Run – a rare phenomena that only happens along the KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape coastline – started on 31 May, and fishermen are still netting tons of fish.
The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board warned bathers to stay out of the water due to the high shark activity in the water – and because they removed shark safety gear along the coastline between Port Edward to Scottburgh to accommodate the fish.
In a post today, the Sharks Board said they are only aware of the netting at Winklespruit on Monday morning.
“There were 3 successful nets of approximately 20, 70 and 150 crates netted at this beach. It was reported that there was a lot of game fish seen feeding on these pockets of sardines in the backline,” said Greg Thompson from KZN Sharks Board.
He said visibility was still poor in this area but the trained experienced eyes still managed to spot the shoals in these conditions.
“The remainder of the south coast was relatively quiet on the sardine front yesterday but as we all know, this can change daily.”
Thompson warned that bathing is still banned from Port Edward through to Isipingo as a precautionary measure.