Your Favourites
Login / Register
LOCAL TIME: 06:53 am | Thursday, 29 February
ShowMe™ South Africa RSS Feed ShowMe South Africa Facebook Page Follow ShowMe™ South Africa on Twitter

Fishing at Umhlanga Rocks, North Coast, Kwazulu-Natal

Fishing from the rocks at UmhlangaFrom the lagoon to the main bathing area, there is a long stretch of beach with rocks in the surf zone. Here, fishermen can catch shad, kob, stumpnose and smaller fishes such as galjoen.

South of the bathing beach there is a rocky area that extends past the lighthouse. The water here is shallow among the rocks and catches are restricted to shad, blacktail and karanteen. There is deep water in front of the rocks around the lighthouse and this is an excellent spot for Natal stumpnose and shad. Kob, pompano and dusky sharks can also be caught here.

La Lucia Wreck is also a well-known fishing spot here, excellent for shad and garrick.

Tips for fishermen:

The spots can be crowded here, and fishing a crowded spot takes a little experience. Locals tend to have a dim view of those who cast over their lines, so try to fish in an uncrowded spot if you can.

Getting there: Umhlanga is 20 mins drive north of Durban on the N2.

More info on the town of Umhlanga More info on the eThekwini area

Book your accommodation right here on ShowMe.

You can find the top hotels, lodges and Airbnb establishments conveniently placed on the map below. All you need to do is click on the place that’s conveniently located and within your budget and then make a booking. What could be easier?

If the map is not where you want to be, click on the ShowMe Pin and then enter the exact name of the location and the map will adjust accordingly.