Grumpy’s fishing report

12 May 2020 | Fishing

Swakopmund Outdoor Centre



Yee-haw, man oh man do I feel happy!

The beach is open for fishing and what a good week of fishing it was.

So many good photos and reports came in, and big kob and steenies were caught along the entire coastline.

5 May was the first day to go fishing and Mile 72 was definitely the winner. The water wasn’t at all favourable but come low tide in the afternoon, everything changed.

Henri Loubser and his crew went exactly to Mile 72 and were rewarded with big kob up to 12kg and steenbras up to 13kg. They used pilchards and white mussels as bait. Due to the rough conditions with a lot of side wash, they moved their crew from Canopy to the sheltered bay of Mile 72. This one didn’t have the side current that drags your sinker along the ground until one eventually gets snagged and loses all tackle.

Dries van Zyl went fishing at Sarah se gat and managed to catch a decent spottie which he safely released. He used barbel as bait. Nice fish, brother! Spotties are targeted for their power and although edible, one purely catches them for the fight.

Mile 14 was also on fire, with decent sizes caught on various days. Clint Barnard and his wife Lindie were there and had lots of fun on light tackle. Clint managed to catch his supper and Lindie was also super excited with her first barbel after the lockdown. The photo speaks for itself.

Langstrand gave its fair share of galjoen with lots of anglers getting their allocated quota of ten fish.

Conditions for the coming week look good, with less east wind and a mild south-wester blowing in the afternoons.

Mile 8 towards Mile 14 should produce some kob and galjoen. Further north Popeye and Trappies will also be in the mix, with Mile 72 and Canopy also firing on all cylinders.

Further north, the big kob are still around with the odd steenbras that will be brought to shore.

Stay safe and tight lines!

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