Grumpy’s fishing report

03 December 2018 | Local News

Grumpy Gramowsky, Outdoor Centre

With a sigh of relief I can give a better report of nice fish that were caught during the course of the week.

The shark fishermen also caught a lot of toothy critters. The main species were spotted gully sharks, and a lot of lesser sand sharks and some big fat eagle rays. Willem Steyn caught one of 18 kg during the West Coast League last Saturday. Decent fish, Willem!

I spoke to the ski boat and jet ski anglers and they told me that they caught huge schools of kob around Mile 8 which should indicate that in a couple of days those fish will start popping out at Paaltjies and Sandwich Harbour. I will definitely keep you informed should Paaltjies get on the bite.

Ok, let’s get back closer to Swakopmund. The photos of fish have been flooding my phone, so I can tell you that Mile 10 was by far the most productive, with Mile 30 also delivering nice sized fish. Blacktail and kob seemed to be the catch of day. Fewer steenbras and the odd galjoen also made appearances.

The conditions for this weekend looks super good and I hope that all you anglers had a ball next to the water. The northern shores have been relatively quiet but again I almost want to put my money on Rondebosch, Horingbaai and Winston to deliver some quality kob over the next few days. Usually the beaches north of Cape Cross work well when the water is less than 2.3 metres in swell height. Anything above that usually gives a harsh pull to the right which in turn pulls your sinker and bait away from the fish. So keep a look out on the internet and up your odds when the conditions are favourable. I like to use the sites Windguru or Cellstop for Namibian weather.

Kob have also been abundant from the jet skis and ski boats. Again Mile 8 was the area that delivered the best fish. The snoek are also still around but have again moved south of Sandwich Harbour. Hopefully the snoek season will hold until February but the last two seasons ended around mid-December. Nothing beats a good braai with a fresh snoek on it. Again I want to say that the big kob will be here shortly, so don’t pack your rods away too far but remember that only two kob over 70 cm are allowed per person.

Until next week’s report, tight lines.

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