Sardine Fever – seventies style!

The time – June 1971.
The place – Winklespruit.
The event – The annual sardine run.

 

READ ABOUT THE #2017SARDINE RUN HERE:
[PHOTOS] Amanzimtoti beach pulses with netted sardines

 

Millions of the little fish have hit the shore up and down the South Coast in the best sardine run for many years.

But nowhere have they been so thickly concentrated as when they came ashore at Winklespruit.

And that’s no fisherman’s story… as these pictures prove.

 

Sardines 1971 – they’ve all gone raving mad

 

The article taken from South Coast Sun 25 June 1971

 

CHECK OUT THESE INTERESTING FACTS ON SARDINES: It’s sardine run time 

 

Sardines 1971 – part of the crowd at the height of the frenzied activity

 

Sardines 1971 – the golden sands turned to silver

 

Sardines 1971 – scooping them up

 

Sardines 1971 – knee deep in sardines, Toti barber Vernon Persson fills his boots – or rather, his plastic bag

 

CHECK OUT THESE INTERESTING FACTS ON SARDINES: It’s sardine run time 

 

The report by JimmyD

 

Sardines 1971 – into the water they went, clothes and all

 

Sardines 1971 – guarding mommy’s catch

 

Sardines 1971 – any way will do

 

Sardines 1971 – front page news!

 

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Natalie Glinister
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