Grumpy’s fishing report

23 February 2018 | Columns

Grumpy Gramowsky, Outdoor Centre



Namibian sharks have been fairly scarce during the month of January but February certainly has made up for earlier experienced absence.

The kob seem to be heading north slowly but surely and the good ski boat catches cause the sharks to come close to the shore. One could even see them swimming with the naked eye.

See the photo taken at the guano platform between Long Beach and Walvis Bay.

The kob spawn at Paaltjies is slowly coming to an end causing the kob to head north again, presumably right towards Angola.

Good catches have been reported again at Adri se Gat right up to the lighter wreck. The sharks will follow the migration of kob so good catches of bronze whalers have been reported to me daily.

I am writing a little bit more about sharks this edition as I got a lot of calls asking for more info relating to the catching and tackle of these ferocious fighters. Let’s start with the basic tackle. A longish rod with a stiffer backbone should suffice. The line, whether braids or monofilament, should be of sufficient thickness.

Here I would say anything from 15 kg line and upwards would be recommended. That and a full spool of line, as the first couple of runs can be quite extreme in distance.

Every now and then we hear of guys being stripped, meaning that the spool of your fishing reel has been cleaned out completely.

Hooks, we all know, come in every shape and size, but let me tell you that a 8/0 size and up is recommended. Also try and buy a better quality hook as the cheaper ones may pull open, leading to you losing a great fish. Bait is fairly easy to source with lots of tackle shops tending to your needs.

Bait like mackerel and bonito and yellowtail can be bought and the head will be the most productive part of the whole fish. Cut off the head and try and lob it as far as possible into fairly deep water. In calm water sharks come in close to shore sometimes swimming past the anglers standing waist deep in the water. An eerie feeling I tell you.

The first interclub for the year 2018 is held this weekend at Mile 108. For more info on this or any fishing in general please feel free to contact me on 081 284 4099.

Until next week, tight lines, Grumpy

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