Fishermen have flocked to fill up their crates following the surprise arrival of sardines on the South Coast in Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.
The sardine run of southern Africa takes place between May and July and sees billions of sardines hit the coastline.
It's reported that this is the first sardine run on the South Coast since 2015.
According to KZN Sharks Board, a total of 110 crates were netted in one net at Scottburgh main beach.
25 crates of mackerel were also netted.
The board believes that the coming days should give a clearer prediction of whether the netting this morning was a once off or a sign of more to come.
Locals are hopeful that the unexpected arrival of the small shoal could mean the beginning of the 2017 sardine run.