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Holly Konig
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5 Jun 2019
1:17 pm

Silver shoals are KZN-bound as the sardine run edges closer

Holly Konig

The Sharks Board estimated that some weeks should pass before the silver shoals show themselves in KwaZulu-Natal waters.

Image courtesy of Berea Mail.

Sardine action is evident in Transkei as the shoals are said to be steadily making their way north into local waters, reports South Coast Sun.

The KZN Sharks Board estimated that some weeks should pass before the silver shoals show themselves in KZN waters.

KZN Sharks Board’s acting HOD of operations Greg Thompson reported that to date, Sharks Board has had some reports of sardine activity in the Eastern Cape between the Haven Hotel and Hole in the Wall.

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“It is still pretty quiet further north with scattered Gannets seen in some areas, but it does seem like they are feeding on mixed baitfish,” he said on Saturday.

Sardines collected during last year’s run.

“There are a few South Westerly winds due in the next week, which hopefully could get the sardines moving north. At the moment it does seem like the head of the sardine movement is still a couple weeks away from KZN, but anything is possible. We have all been surprised by these fish before.”

The sardine hotline has ceased to exist. Those interested in the whereabouts of the fish can get the latest updates on the South Coast Sun’s website and print editions.

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