DURBAN-- The ever-popular silvery bounties of the sea, the sardines, are expected to hit the beaches around in about two weeks time, according to the Head of Operations of the local Sharks Board, Mark Anderson Reed.

The eastern South African province of KwaZulu-Natal is famed for its amazing sardine run, when massive shoals move from the Eastern Cape province coastline to the KwaZulu-Natal coast and he said here over the weekend that there had been some activity at East London beaches in the Eastern Cape which looked positive this year.

Anderson Reed said the water temperature was expected to drop in the coming weeks, which is conducive for the silvery delicacies to make their way to beaches along the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

There's a lot of activity off East London so that looks very promising. So it looks like there are fish definitely on the way, how long it'll take to get from East London through the hole in the wall up to Waterfall Bluff and to KZN is debatable," he added.

"But we will be flying this week coming now and we will have another look and see if some of that activity has moved on to us. We don't expect the fish in numbers until probably in another couple of weeks' time and we should see some activity on our coast.


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