Grumpy’s fishing report
10 August 2020 | Fishing
Crayfish and white mussel was used as the bait of choice.
North of Hentiesbaai, galjoen and kob were caught at Trappies, Popeye, Sarah se gat and right up to Mile 72. A few reports also came in about fish being landed even further north than Canopy.
Mile 4 is still giving its good share of galjoen, with pan-sized kob being caught almost at will. I do however have to add that not all are of size. The smaller kob like to feed in the winter months, with the bigger ones being rather scarce.
The ski boat guys and those chaps with jet skis, have caught some kob right up to the 55cm mark. Koos Bezuidenhout went fishing with his jetski at Mile 8. He said that it was a fun-filled day with the kob being caught on pike. Sadly, the biggest one got away just as Koos wanted to gaff the beast. The one that got away was estimated at around the 8kg mark. This is what makes us go back for more.
The shark fishermen and ladies got stuck into a feeding frenzy of bronze whaler sharks, with Mile 6 to Mile 11 being the target area. I received numerous reports about this on Saturday last week. I estimate that 40 big sharks between 30 and 80kg were landed.
I must emphasise that none of the sharks were harmed and after a quick snapshot of the beasts, they were returned to the water to fight another day.
Until next time, tight lines!