North coast remains a fishing gold mine for all anglers
THE north coast is still a gold mine that just keeps producing a large variety of fish of numerous sizes to keep anglers busy.
Despite the larger waves over the past week, anglers still managed to record some awesome catches that include snoek, couta, tuna and dorado.
For the anglers battling with nausea, take some seasick pills and get out there, as no angler wants to miss this epic action.
The snoek have been dominating proceedings in the lower end of the north coast region and are of various sizes.
These beauties are coming out on small lipped lures such as the small Rattler in the white and pink along with a fillet bait on the other stick.
The remaining catches have been a combination of tuna and couta.
The tuna have been coming out on trolled lipped lures, with the couta being caught on either drifted or slowtrolled dead and live baits.
The best live bait trace to use is a Mustad Hoodlum 2/0 as a lead hook with a 4x strong treble near the rear of the bait.
Combine this with a no.5 wire as the leader and no.7 wire between the hooks with the all-important green glow bead in front of the lead hook.
As for the rock and surf guys, the upper end of the northcoast has been producing the goods.
Cape Vidal and Maphelane have seen eel-tail barbel, rockcod, cave bass, lemon fish, speckled snapper, king fish, pompano, stumpnose and wave garrick coming out.
The best bait for this time of year is fresh mackerel.
If you are not able to cast the bait, go back to sliding.
Local angler Lynton Premlall with his giant catch during a recent shing trip