WHAT IS AN ESTUARY?
An Estuary is the
part of a river, lake or harbour from the point where it joins the
open sea to upstream to where it meets the freshwater or ceases to
be affected by tides. Estuaries are generally protected from
strong winds and heavy seas and can be fished from the shore or a
An Estuary acts as a
breeding ground, nursery, feeding area and a protected area for a
wide variety of fish and marine life, and estuaries are usually
easily accessible fishing spots.
Good fishing spots in
estuaries include deep channels near the entrance to the sea,
wharves and jetties, under bridges near their pylons, off sandy
beaches where there is a deep drop-off, near Mangroves at high tide
and rocky points.