Angling Report

The weather was more settled last week and the only problem really was the fresh south westerly wind on Wednesday afternoon. Sea conditions were okay during the week but a groundswell moved inshore on Thursday that created some bad surf but the conditions remained fishable. Surf anglers fishing among the rocks produced most of the…

Two Bits – Do you believe in ghosts?

This was a question I was confronted with this week when a police forensics team, accompanied by a television crew, pitched up on Blythedale main beach with a mechanical digger and spades in yet another attempt to solve the mystery of six missing girls. About a year ago, I had a call from a SATV…

Angling Report

The weather and sea conditions were quite good all of last week but all the attention was on the bad storm that was about to reach the Cape. It was the winds that caused the most damage, fanning the terrible fires creating a disaster situation. Eleven metre swells were recorded in the storm and it…

Two Bits – Showing real community spirit

Back when Ballito was a village, many people displayed what can only be called ‘community spirit’. There were the service clubs – Round Table, Lions and Rotary, the Wednesday Club, and others – that made significant contributions to keeping the spirit of community alive, but I’m thinking of those individuals who volunteered to do the…

Angling Report

The weather was absolutely brilliant last week and the only hiccup was on Tuesday when there was a moderate north easterly wind. For the rest of the week there were mainly light to moderate southerly winds that flattened the sea with the result that there was a very low swell reading. But because the beaches…

Two Bits – The Bakgat Test

Forget highbrow literature, the arts, the quality of politicians or the state of our economy, the true measure of the health of a society is its ability to produce a consistently good milkshake

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