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    UMKOMAAS, NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

    Everybody who owns a fishing rod or a net along South Africa's east coast has been making for the beaches recently to take advantage of one of nature's most peculiar phenomena.

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    1. LV Coast road lined with parked cars 0.04
    2. GV Fishing boat arrives on beach 0.11
    3. GVs Fishermen with rods casting into sea (2 shots) 0.19
    4. CU PULL BACK TO GV Boat called "Sardine Fever" on trailer 0.27
    5. GV Small boat laying net 0.33
    6. GVs Crowd haul net laden with fish in as wave breaks (2 shots) 0.44
    7. GVs People carrying fish away in bags and baskets (2 shots) 0.50
    8. CU AND GV Fish in baskets (2 shots) 0.57
    9. GV AND PAN Crowd along waters edge filling baskets and carrying them to cars 1.11
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    Background: UMKOMAAS, NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

    Everybody who owns a fishing rod or a net along South Africa's east coast has been making for the beaches recently to take advantage of one of nature's most peculiar phenomena. The element of luck normally associated with casting a hook and line into the waves has totally vanished in the wake of shoals of sardines making their annual run along the coast. This year the shoals are the largest for twenty years, stretching as much as three kilometres in length and 150 metres wide. Millions have already been washed on to the beaches where people have scooped them up in buckets. Every time a net is cast into the sea, it is hauled in bursting under the strain of sardines. Tides and south-westerly winds have pushed the fish much closer to the shore than is considered normal. Residents said that in one place the fish were lying in massive piles nearly a metre deep. The shoals are being followed by large flocks of seabirds and also scores of sharks. All bathing along the coast has been banned until the phenomenon dies down.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7HY15IVWLS62HW1ASSB8P2UQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HY15IVWLS62HW1ASSB8P2UQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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