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It’s Rock Salmon time

Guest angler Dejan and his powerful rock salmon caught at 3am in the mouth area of the Umzimkulu River

Rock Salmon time

It’s definitely rock salmon time down here on the Umzimkulu River estuary system in Port Shepstone. The water has cleaned up great, and the winter chill is setting in. Exactlky what the rockies want…

Rock salmon time
It’s rock salmon time

The low level bridge, with all its features, holds many species but the meanest are undoubtedly the rock salmon. Some guys have been braving the traffic and have been having big fun spin casting off the bridge.

We can get there and fish much safer by boat. Our big 26ft cruiser is a great fishing platforming you can bring as much gear as you want. Rates vary,  but a Base fee of R50 per person per hour works best for all. There are some cool package deals available too…click here for more.

It’s not only rock salmon this time of year either. The big-eye kingfish have been plentiful, and small kobbies in the 5kg range have been taken inside the river and off the beach regularly. The zambezi sharks keep us on our toes…and it’s very close to garrick time too. They love terrorising the mullet in the estuary in the clean water of winter time.

We fish live bait that we catch at the slipway, and artificials – soft baits and hard baits – Mydo Lures are manufactured in a small factory behind the lodge…designed especially for the fish we get here. And we always have a sardine head out somewhere – a truly reliable all round bait.

We have 4 self-catering chalets that sleep between two and five. Nicely appointed and kitchens well equipped. Braai places and safe off street parking. We can sleep a total of eighteen and we do allow the venue to be booked out completely. Great place for birthdays and celebrations.

Get to us via…


Sean on or +27 79 326 9671

You can see a lot more rock salmon fishing and read all about these mean fish by following the following link:



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