Grumpy's fishing report
03 September 2019 | Fishing
The past week has been kind to anglers, with flat seas and lots of sunshine.
The east wind bothered us for a couple of hours but other than that it was amazing, with some incredible sunsets.
Trappies delivered quite a number of nice size fish just north of Henties. Deon Vermeulen went fishing with Gerhard van Niekerk, targeting spotted gully sharks. They used mullet as bait.
Gerhard, a seasoned angler, cut the bait, cast the rod, and the waiting game began. He did not have to wait for long, as the rod bent and the fight was on. The tussle continued for a few minutes. They were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful colours of a huge kob shining silver and purple in the shorebreak. So what was supposed to be a shark, turned into a dream fish. It measured 1,20m and weighed around 17kg mark. After a quick photo, the majestic fish was released unharmed back into the Atlantic Ocean.
Mile 68 also produced some decent catches. Maketu's and Canopy again delivered some big steenbras.
The winning fish of the Hentiesfees' angling competition was caught up north, close to Stoompype. The lucky angler was Flip Scheepers from Walvis Bay. He walked away with a whopping N$10 000. This shows angling pays in many ways. The shark anglers also had a great time, with numerous bronzies up to the 110kg mark being caught.
Andrew van der Westhuizen took his son Aiden fishing – for galjoen, to be exact. The young man was soon in a tug of war, with dad not too far away shouting some advice.
The strong fish proved to be one in a lifetime. It was an incredible blacktail so old, the fins have already become a blueish colour. The fish was close to 3kg. Well done, Aiden.
The water is currently rough so hopefully the galjoen will be biting close to shore again.