The Eastern Cape feels like the sunshine capital of the world for the outdoors person.
Not only do we have beautiful beaches, but we have magnificent accessible terrain such as the Baviaanskloof in the west, the Greater Addo National Park in the east and all the opportunity in the world in between.
Not a single person can say we are disadvantaged when it comes to our great outdoors – all we need to do is preserve the beauty and splendour we have right here, as many folk travel the globe to experience what we have here.
The estuaries of the Bay stretching from a 100km each side of Port Elizabeth can only be described as spectacular. The coastline in between these two boundaries produce dream fish, while the deep sea angler is also not left wanting for opportunity.
Yellowtail is a deep sea fish that will enthuse any angler, whether experienced or a novice. They are open water fish that are caught close inshore with conducive conditions.
Their ability to resist capture is uncanny. They are extremely energetic fighters and work you to the end. They fight well above their weight category too, size for size and weight for weight compared to similar species.
They are mostly targeted around pinnacles and reefs off our coast, such as the Rhye Banks and Thunderbolt Reef. This fish is a dream to catch and a first choice for many a seasoned angler.
They are not bad on the table either. Being predator fish they take natural as well as artificial baits. Today’s photo, courtesy of the Pedsac Facebook page, shows members enjoying a thrilling outing at the Rhye Banks last week. Some fine fish!
The long daylight hours this time of year allow the angler a chance to throw a line in before or after work.
Maitlands is one such place where such an experience can be had along with a stroll down the sand for good measure.