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Old 02-25-2010, 05:19 PM
greg meintjes greg meintjes is offline
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Default sardine

They are really amazing to watch, every year around July they would come past Durban, some of the schools would be huge, easily half a mile long some years, you could easily spot them because of the birds. When the sardines were running the beaches were normally closed for swimming for the month they were around and the shark nets lifted although we still used to surf if they were not too close. Sometimes millions of them would come right up to the shore and everyone would go crazy and grab washing baskets, nets and anything else that they could use to catch them with and go into the water and get them.It was great because when they did come in the bigger fish came in after them so surf fishing was really fun due to the sizes of some of the larger fish you would catch right of the beach.

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