Fishing in Port Shepstone

Fishing in Port Shepstone

The fishing in Port Shepstone is famous for the following attractions:

  • The Block: a huge block of concrete literally hanging out over the sea, gets you right over the backline on most days, and into the deep.
  • The Sandspit: world renowned for gamefish off the beach
  • Umzimkulu Estuary: incredibly good artificial┬álure fishing at the right times
  • Paddock: world class bassin’ waters

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The good ship Umzimkulu, a 26 ft retired cat ski-boat, is available for charter, on request. The plan is to load everything onto the boat, troll down to the ocean, park the boat up against the bank, and fish both sides – the estuary and the ocean. Completely safe and very easy fishing.

If the river mouth is right, and the conditions favourable, you can also get onto The Niteshift, for a deep sea fishing trip. The purpose built machine is a walkaround cabin and is very effectively fished from. Yellowtail. Kob. Amberjack. Tuna. King Mackerel. Marlin. Garrick. Kingfish. Sailfish. Dorado. Cobia. Queen Mackerel…the fishing on the KZN south coast is world renowned for it’s variety and consistency.

Get in touch at or call 083 449 7626, 073 27 11 694 or 079 326 9671.

Save some cash and check out our package deals including accommodation and fishing that can be arranged specifically for your group or family.

Weekend Estuary Fishing Package (min 6)

The Umzimkulu River is waiting for you.

Rock Salmon, grunter, all kinds of kingfish, kob (3 species), shad, garrick, pickhandle barracuda, oxe-eye tarpon, zambezi shark, perch and more.


  • Friday and Saturday night accommodation (check-out 5pm Sunday)
  • Night fishing trips on board the Umzimkulu x 2 (4 hours)
  • Day fishing trips on board the Umzimkulu x 2 (2 Hours)
  • a lure package from MYDO Fishing Lures
  • a map and fishing guide for the Umzimkulu and The Sandspit

Per person: R900 (reduced from R1200 but subject to availability).

Get in touch at, and we can check availability.

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