Shad fishing is an art. And the more time you spend out chasing shad, the better you can become at it.
Shad are literally everywhere along our coast. Even up into Mozambique and Namibia. But it is in Natal, that the shad go mad!
Shad spawn in winter, at the same time as the annual sardine run.
In as much as catching shad on a lure is the most fun of all – catching them on bait is easier.
All the many styles and methods for catching shad are detailed in this section.
Shad are out there by the million but that does not mean they are not vulnerable.
Equipment for catching shad