Durban - Seine netters have brought ashore crates of sardines in Hibberdene and Scottburgh south of Durban on Thursday.
Tony Moon Outar, one the netters, confirmed that the area was a hive of activity and the crowds of bathers had gone into a frenzy when the fish was brought ashore in the nets and then put into crates.
Outar said sea swells threatened to capsize his boat at one stage.
There has been an increase in sardine related activity between Bazely and Amanzimtoti over the past few days said Greg Thompson Acting: Head of Operations KwaZulu-Natal Sharks board (KZNSB).
This has resulted in a ban in bathing between Isipingo and Port Edward due to the sardine related activity in these areas.