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Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in All about Fishing | 0 comments

KZN South Coast fishing hot spots

Do you love fishing but you are never sure where to go on the South Coast? Heres a list of all the KZN South Coast fishing hot spots!

Big thanks to South Coast Happenings for the great article!

KZN South Coast in KwaZulu-Natal abounds in excellent fishing sites which include Amanzimtoti, Umkomaas, Scottburgh, Hibberdene, Port Shepstone, Shelly Beach, Margate, Southbroom, Port Edward and of course the offshore Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks.

SUNLIGHT BEACH – UMNINI – Rock & Surf

Predominant species: Kob, Shad.

UMKOMAAS FISHING SITES

ERROL HAYES ROCKS – CLANSTHAL – Rock & Surf
The rocks at the northern end of Clansthal bay. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.
GREEN POINT – CLANSTHAL – Rock & Surf
The headland to the south of Clansthal bay. Predominant species: Kob, Shad.

TIDAL POOL ROCKS – UMKOMAAS – Rock & Surf
To the south of the river mouth. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick.
WIDENHAM – UMKOMAAS – Rock & Surf
South of the Umkomaas bathing beach. Predominant species: Shad, Blacktail.

SCOTTBURGH FISHING SITES

ABRAHAM’S ROCK – PARK RYNIE – Rock & Surf
The small rock promontory in front of the village. Predominant species:
Shad, Garrick, Kob. NOTE: can be dangerous during heavy seas.
GOLF ROCKS – SCOTTBURGH – Rock & Surf
Situated in front of the golf course. Predominant species: Shad, Kob, Garrick.

HAPPY WANDERERS CARAVAN PARK – KELSO – Rock & Surf
To the right of the caravan park. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Sandsharks, Skates.

LITTLE BLACK ROCKS – SCOTTBURGH – Rock & Surf
This spot lies just north of the Cutty Sark Hotel. Predominant species: Shad, Stumpnose, Kob.

McGee’s – IFAFA – Rock & Surf
The rocks around the Ifafa beach tidal pool. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

ROCKY BAY – PARK RYNIE – Rock & Surf
Located south of town near the old whaling station. There is a caravan park on the beach. Predominant species: Shad, Kob, Springer.

SEZELA – SEZELA – Rock & Surf
Good gully fishing for panfish. Predominant species: Shad.

STATION BAY – IFAFA – Rock & Surf
Located immediately south of the Ifafa River. Predominant species: Shad, Stumpnose, Blacktail.

TESINGANE – BAZLY BEACH – Rock & Surf
A rocky promontory to the north of Bazley beach. Predominant species: Shad, Kob, Garrick

THE GULLY – PARK RYNIE – Rock & Surf
Located between Rocky Bay and Abraham’s Rock. Predominant species: Sandsharks, Dusky Sharks Blacktail, Karanteen

TIDAL POOL – SCOTTBURGH – Rock & Surf
Lies at the southern end of the main bathing beach. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob, King Mackerel (Couta).

UMDONI POINT – PENNINGTON – Rock & Surf
At the end of Pennington’s bathing beach. Predominant species: King Mackerel (Couta), Queen Mackerel Natal Snoek), Shad, Garrick. NOTE: can be dangerous during heavy seas.

MTWALUME – MTWALUME – Rock & Surf
The rocks around the tidal pool are popular. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

HIBBERDENE FISHING SITES

BANANA BEACH – HIBBERDENE – Rock & Surf
A good spot to fish during winter. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

CRACKER BAY – UMZUMBE – Rock & Surf
Immediately south of Pumula Rocks and in front of the houses at Pumula. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick.

PUMULA ROCKS – UMZUMBE – Rock & Surf
Situated in front of the houses at Pumula. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

STIEBEL ROCKS – UMZUMBE – Rock & Surf
A rocky promontory protruding relatively far into the sea just south of the Umzumbe Hotel. Keep an eye on the waves. Predominant species: Shad, Karanteen, Blacktail, Garrick, Kingfish, Kob.

TIDAL POOL – HIBBERDENE – Rock & Surf
Fish from the rocks at the tidal pool. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

TURTLE BAY – BANANA BEACH – Rock & Surf
Immediately north of Banana Beach. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

UMZUMBE BEACH – UMZUMBE – Rock & Surf
Located in front of the Umzumbe Hotel. Predominant species: Shad, Kob.

 

PORT SHEPSTONE FISHING SITES

ANCHOR BAY – UMTENTWENI – Rock & Surf
Opposite the Umtentweni residential area. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

LIGHTHOUSE ROCKS – PORT SHEPSTONE – Rock & Surf
On the headland, south of the Mzimkulu River mouth. Predominant species: Kob, Shad, Garrick.

LUCKY DIP BAY – PORT SHEPSTONE – Rock & Surf
The bay immediately south of Station Bay and approximately 1.5km south of the Mzimkulu River mouth. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

SANDSPIT – PORT SHEPSTONE – Rock & Surf
A premier Kob fishing spot on the north bank of the Mzimkulu River mouth. Predominant species: Kob, Shad.

SHARK’S ROCK – PORT SHEPSTONE – Rock & Surf
So named for the number of hooked fish that have been eaten by sharks. NOTE: very dangerous during rough seas.

SPLASH ROCKS (POOL ROCKS) – UMTENTWENI – Rock & Surf
The rocks surrounding the tidal pool. Predominant species: Shad, Blacktail, Karanteen.

THE BLOCK – PORT SHEPSTONE – Rock & Surf
A concrete structure at the southern end of the sandspit on the south bank of the Mzimkulu River mouth. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kob.

 

SHELLY BEACH FISHING SITES

ORANGE ROCKS – UVONGO – Rock & Surf
Situated between Surf Bay and Uvongo beach. Predominant species: Kingfish, Garrick, Yellowtail, Prodigal Son.

POTHOLE– UVONGO – Rock & Surf
Immediately north of Orange Rocks, between Surf Bay and Uvongo beach. Predominant species: Kob, Musselcracker, Kingfish.

SURF BAY – ST MICHAELS-ON-SEA – Rock & Surf
The small bay to the north of the Surf Bay bathing beach. Predominant species: Shad.

TIDAL POOL ROCKS – SHELLY BEACH – Rock & Surf
Fish from the rocks at the Shelly Beach tidal pool. Predominant species: Blacktail, Stone Bream, Karanteen.
UVONGO PIER – UVONGO – Rock & Surf
Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kingfish.

 

MARGATE FISHING SITES

BLUE BAY – RAMSGATE – Rock & Surf
Leaving Margate and heading south, the road passes a row of duplexes after which a little road leads to Blue Bay. Predominant species: Shad, Kob, Garrick.

BIRD ROCK – MARGATE – Rock & Surf
Directly in front of Margate’s tidal pool. Predominant species: Garrick, King Mackerel, (Couta).

GROOM’S PANTRY – RAMSGATE – River
A small sheltered rocky bay about 1km south of Ramsgate beach. Predominant species: Bronze Bream, Galjoen, Blacktail.

LEE ROCK – MARGATE – Rock & Surf
A concrete platform on the south side of the first bay south of Margate pier. Predominant species: Kob, Shad.

LUCIEN POINT – MARGATE – Rock & Surf
Situated at the northern end of Margate beach. Predominant species: Shad, Kob.

MARGATE PIER – MARGATE – Pier
Currently closed and out of use. Predominant species: Shad, Pompano, Springer.

PINKY ROCK – RAMSGATE – Rock & Surf
Situated on the northern end of Ramsgate bathing beach. Predominant species: Shad, Kob.

SEWERAGE ROCKS – MARGATE – Rock & Surf
Immediately south of Bird Rock and the tidal pool. Predominant species: Stone Bream, Blacktail, Bronze Bream, Galjoen.

SHAD BAY – MARGATE – Rock & Surf
Immediately north of Lucien Point, opposite a small car park. Predominant species: Shad.

WHALE’S BACK – RAMSGATE – Rock & Surf
A large flat rock protruding into the sea, immediately south of the bathing beach. Only accessible at low tide. Predominant species: Shad, Kob, Garrick, Prodigal Son, Kingfish.

 

SOUTHBROOM FISHING SITES

BEACON ROCK – GLENMORE – Rock & Surf
Situated about 0.5km south of the Uvongo pier. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick, Kingfish.

BIG TREE BEACH – SOUTHBROOM – Rock & Surf
At the northern end of Southbroom’s bathing beach. Predominant species: Shad, Kob.

CENTRE ROCKS – MARINA BEACH – Rock & Surf
Predominant species: Shad, Kob, Blacktail, Stumpnose.

HIGH ROCKS – PALM BEACH – Rock & Surf
Near the tidal pool, approximately 500m south of Shad Rocks. Predominant species: Shad, Garrick.

LADDER ROCK – GLENMORE BEACH – Rock & Surf
Located 500m south of Pulpit Rock. The summit is reached via a ladder. Predominant species: Bronze Bream, Galjoen, Shad, Kob.

PULPIT ROCK – GLENMORE BEACH – Rock & Surf
One of the best deep water spots on the South Coast. Located approx. 200m along the high rocks in front of the hotel. A high dome-shaped rock, with a concrete pathway leading to its apex. Predominant species: King Mackerel (Couta), Kingfish, Garrick, Shad.

SHAD ROCKS – PALM BEACH – Rock & Surf
Shortly after the winding access road makes its final turn south towards the caravan park there is a grassy car park up on the hill on the left hand side. Shad Rocks lies directly in front of this. Predominant species: Shad, Kob, Garrick.

THE FOURTH TEE – SOUTHBROOM – Rock & Surf
Opposite the Southbroom Golf Course. Predominant species: Shad, Stone Bream, Blacktail.

 

PORT EDWARD FISHING SITES

BLACK ROCK – PORT EDWARD – Rock & Surf
Approximately 1km south of Port Edward beach and immediately south of Splash Rock. Predominant species: King Mackerel (Couta), Kingfish, Kob, Garrick.

SPIROS – PORT EDWARD – Rock & Surf
Located immediately south of the Port Edward lighthouse. Predominant species: King Mackerel (Couta), Kingfish, Kob, Garrick.

SPLASH ROCK – PORT EDWARD – Rock & Surf
Approximately 700m south of Port Edward beach and immediately south of Suicide Rocks. Predominant species: King Mackerel (Couta), Kingfish, Kob, Garrick, Shad, Blacktail.

SUICIDE ROCKS – PORT EDWARD – Rock & Surf
Approximately 600m south of the Port Edward beach and immediately south of Lucky Dip Rocks. Predominant species: King Mackerel (Couta), Kingfish, Kob, Garrick.

THE GULLY – PORT EDWARD – Rock & Surf
Located between Rocky Bay and Abraham’s Rock. Predominant species: Sandsharks, Dusky Sharks, Blacktail, Karanteen.

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