Grumpy's fishing report

11 August 2019 | Fishing

Outdoor Centre • Grumpy Gramowski

Evidence indicates that more and more fish are being caught.

Results received by anglers on fishing trips this past week is testimony to this.

Whether the guys caught big steenbras at Cape Cross or massive shad at Mile 17, the fishing and conditions that prevailed were better, for sure.

Popeye just north of Henties gave plenty of young kob, perfect for the pan. The odd blacktail was also caught in that area.

Clinton Barnard went fishing close to Swakopmund at Mile 17 and he was very surprised when his rod bent double. He fought a ferocious battle with a huge shad. Let me tell you that shad are scarce in our water but not totally uncommon. What makes his catch so much better is the size of the fish. Usually the shad average around a 1 kg but his was closer to the 4 kg mark. Truly a remarkable fish for our Namibian waters. Well done, Clint.

Rushdeen de Klerk went searching for galjoen at Cape Cross and was rewarded with a decent 2 kg fish.

Ricky Sinden wasn’t to be outdone and managed to catch a big steenbras in the same area.

Indications are that the sea will become quite strong in the upcoming week, which will make for tougher fishing conditions.

Galjoen, however, love rougher swells so let’s see what happens.

Just remember that a bad day fishing beats any good day at work.

The shark fishermen also caught quite a few spotted gully sharks. This time of year conditions for catching these sharks are amazing, with a number of big heavy females being landed.

Remember that the Henties Visfees is around the corner. The event is scheduled for 24 August and tickets are available at N$170 per person.

Tight lines until next time!

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