Friday, 6 June 2008

Sardine Run - The greatest Shoal on Earth?


The annual Sardine Run has started. Every year millions of Sardines, followed by a host of predators, make their way up the East Coast of South Africa. Although nobody quite knows the reason behind the migration, it is thought that the Sardines, who like cold water, follow the cold water which moves up the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal coast. Along with the Dolphins, Whales, Cormorants, Seals and Cape Gannets, many game fish follow the shoal, making it the perfect time of the year to go fishing. Although surf anglers often net sardines, if you are looking for game fish, it is best to charter a boat and head out to sea. There are many fishing charter companies along South Africa's coastline and some even specialise in the Sardine Run.

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