Grumpy’s fishing report

02 June 2019 | Fishing

Grumpy Gramowski - Outdoor Centre

Before I go ahead with the catches, anglers should kindly take note that the salt pan close to Swakopmund is officially closed for fishing. This refers to the area between the old pump station to just north of Mile 5.

The salt pan is a mining area, so please respect the mining company.

I am aware that this will definitely hurt anglers who often fish for galjoen in that specific area.

One good thing, however, is that the galjoen will have a breeding area where the anglers cannot target them. This should in turn have a positive influence on the surrounding areas within a couple of years.

If my prediction is right, more galjoen will be caught at Mile 6 and Draketanne, for example.

Lindie Smit and partner Clinton Barnard went fishing from Mile 8 to Mile 14. Lindie caught some nice galjoen while Clinton managed to land some galjoen and kob.

I received similar reports from anglers who targeted areas close to Swakopmund. The odd blacktail was also brought ashore.

Marlene van Zyl also fished in the areas mentioned and managed to reel in a nice blacktail.

Tinus Venter went fishing at Black Rock close to Henties Bay and targeted the powerful spotted gully shark. He caught two in the morning using mullet as bait. A big spotty (or any big fish) is called a bus.

Louis Fenaux had an exceptional fishing day with his clients and managed to catch a few big kob with the biggest being 15 kg in size.

They also succeed in landing some spotties and galjoen in the area of Sarah se Gat.

The Benguella Angling Club from Windhoek will be hosting the Bash at Cape Cross this weekend.

Until next week, tight lines.

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