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The Bears weekend Dive Report 26-02-2021

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The Bears weekend Dive Report 26-02-2021

“Bang on time the weekend dive report came out on video on YouTube on Friday, and today on the Master Watermen. Next week we will do it all same time! Shot Bear, for the great work man! – Xona”

Hi and welcome to The Bears weekend dive report brought to you by thesardine.co.za an
masterwatermen.co.za.

Weekend Dive Report

Well peeps it’s been a great week for the lucky few that managed to find decent viz and those that
braved the large surf that was cooking up and down the coast. Mackies were around in numbers
with more Snoek than you could shake a stringer at and some decent Couta around as well all mostly
just above shoal size with no Crocs being shot and landed. Some were sited though but goggles tend
to make things bigger in the water right? Ha ha ha ha…

That is the good news…the bad news is that late Wednesday night through to Thursday morning the
heavens opened up properly and killed the decent viz that had just pulled in up and down the coast!
Every river (read streamlet drain etc etc) spewed chocolate into the blue which is now been turned
into BLEEN (brown green that was blue)!

Oh the BLEAKNESS!

Fish

Onto the feeshies from the week we have Arno with a decent 18kg Couta shot up North, Connie
Hallowell with his 1 st Couta up North, Henry with a lovely brace of Rock salmon, Liam Mullaney with
a special Speckled snapper North, Master Dane Salmon with a bus Tomato rockod of 4.5Kg gutted
on a boatdive South, Matthew Bothma with his 1 st Snoek shorediving North, Morne with a lovely 7kg
Snoek shorediving Durban, Ruan Potgieter with his 1 st Rock salmon shoredive North, Troy Ellof with a
size Harry hotlips 7.3Kd shoredive Durban and last but not Least Master Jaco Blignaut with a new SA
record Amberjack of 52.4kg shot boatdiving South at 45m. You can read more about this insane
Amberjack in the news article here https://masterwatermen.co.za/2021/02/23/new-south-african-
spearfishing-record-greater-amberjack-52-4kg/

Weather

Right let’s see what the weather gods have in store for us this weekend…hmmm Durban and North
coast are looking great with a light offshore Saturday morning switching to light onshore in the arvo
and South pretty much the same just will be puffin slightly more in the arvo. Saturday swell is zip
Durban and North coast Picking up slightly in the arvo and 1.3 m further down South to 1.8m in the
arvo. Sunday is pretty much a copy of Saturdays weather just slightly more onshore wind in the arvo
and the surf starting off bigger in the South and mellowing later as the onshore flattens it out.
So it’s definitely a dive weekend especially if you have a boat (or a mate with one)!

Oh and do not forget to renew your East coast rock lobster permit …Monday the season opens again!
As always Dive Safe and Straight Spears from the Bear…

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Bear weekend Dive Report 19-02-2021

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Bear weekend Dive Report 19-02-2021

Jason Heyne getting to grips with his new broadcasting software, allowing us an almost 3D Bear weekend Dive Report 19-02-2021.

“Hi and welcome to the Bear’s weekend Dive Report brought to you by thesardine.co.za and Master
watermen.co.za.
Well peeps it’s pretty much been a nothing doing week due to some inclement weather , larger swell
and viz being hard to find.
Some fish did come out though and we have Christo Muller with a Dorado on a boatdive off Durban
followed by Hennie boatdiving down South with a size Seapike and an exceptional Dageraad which
are like hens teeh to find in KZN waters, then last but not least we have Keaton from the “putty
team” slaying the Snoek as usual with a decent brace and a single fish both on shoredives up North.

Dive Report 19-02-2021
Dive Report 19-02-2021


As regards the weather this weekend it is looking Great for tomorrow morning (Saturday) with a
light onshore in the afternoon only, more NE wind south and just about zip wind up the North coast.
As for the swell for Saturday we have a large Northerly swell running at 2.2m Durban and 2.4m down
South. North coast seems to not get the swell according to the predictions and will only get a 1.4m
Northerly swell. Saturday the swell cranks South at 2.4m plus and 2.3m Durban to 17m up North
with a fresh to moderate South Westerly coming through early bells. Hopefully the Tropical storm up
North by Maputo in Moz does not affect us as much as the last one and dissipates by Thursday next
week far offshore as predicted because those Mackies are out there thick ATM with February being
prime time for them.
So it looks like Saturday morning is a go for a dive and Sunday is cooked out.
As always Dive Safe and Straight Spears from the Bear…”

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