Grumpy’s fishing report

20 April 2018 | Columns

Grumpy Gramosky, Outdoor Centre



With a weekend of rough water behind us, more and more big seas can be expected as the winter swell will surely arrive soon.

This is not all bad news, as the galjoen will start to bite. The dreaded east wind is also not all bad news, as the galjoen love to bite in the Long Beach area with an east wind and rough seas. Give it a go.

It was a dismal week for fishing so we are looking forward to better conditions this weekend. Today seems like a good day to target galjoen.

Tomorrow and Sunday look like pretty good conditions to target any edibles. The salt pans close to Swakopmund should produce a few galjoen.

If you feel like driving a bit further, visit Mile 14. A lot of size kob hold around the kelp beds there. All the way up north past Cape Cross a couple of size kob have been reported, so much so that the guys got their quota of ten each. I should however truthfully say that the kob were just size.

The second interclub fishing competition was held at Mile 30. The anglers headed out early and were trying to target shark.

It was quickly realised that the sharks weren’t as thick as expected and tactics had to be changed to go for white fish.

White fish is the term used for any edible fish. The winning angler for the day was Danie van Zyl from Okahandja Angling Club with a massive bronzy of 111 kg, which took him almost two hours to land.

What makes this catch even better is that Danie didn’t have a bite for the whole day and only hooked the fish with five minutes to go on the clock. Talk about leaving it to the last minute.

The competition results were as follows: 1. Hentiesbaai, 2. Orca, 3. Atlantic, 4. Penguin, 5. Mako, 6. Otjiwarongo, 7. Okahandja, 8. Seagulls Coastal, 9. Welwitschia, 10. Seagulls Windhoek, 11. Benguella, 12. Skeleton Coast, 13. Namib Park, 14. Walvisbaai and Steenbras, 15.

Wishing everybody a safe fishing trip and tight lines.

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