View single post by Ben REINERS
 Posted: Wed Jul 15th, 2020 12:29 pm
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Joined: Tue Feb 16th, 2010
Location: MELMOTH - KZN, South Africa
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Over the last few days & maybe a week or so, I've seen quite a number of pictures of garrick & kob catches at Port St. Johns & seemingly in the Mzimvubu river.
Images depict anglers showing of garrick being caught in their numbers & with good sized kob also being caught.These reports & images spreads like "wild-fire" on social media, with absolute no further comment even if asked, one would get responses like "it was shared" & further that this "hot spot" is flooded by anglers who wants "in" on the fun & action.
I am not familiar with PSJ at all, & would love if someone who is, could elaborate on the annual phenomena & environmental impact these catches has on future stocks.
I am by no means saying what is caught is illegal, beyond bag limits etc, but at 1st glance looking at the great numbers of garrick caught & not being released, it would seem as if the system might be over-fished, not properly managed by the relevant authorities, but that being my sole point of view until I know better..
It is always a great sight to see lovely catches, but one would always appreciate the facts behind the venue & its capabilities.