Grumpy’s fishing report

18 August 2020 | Fishing

It seems as if the fish are also on lockdown with no massive catches reported this week.

Lots of galjoen and young kob were however landed especially a little bit north of Henties Bay.

Louis Fenaux got stuck into black tail and some kob. The biggest was around the 4kg mark. He fished at the Mile 72 area. Even his accomplice was lucky enough to catch two kob with one cast. Not bad at all.

Zeila wreck towards Black Rock also produced some nice fish especially for the anglers that were targeting galjoen. Here and there some small steenbras were caught with every third or fourth one making the needed 40cm length.

The shark fishing took a dip and was down with the strong swell. It is winter, so the swell is usually much stronger than that experienced during the warmer months. The wind also plays its part and brings with the strong gusts some choppy seas. That however makes for better galjoen fishing.

It is advisable to try your luck anywhere you can find white foamy water. Leave the deeper holes alone as they tend to be less productive.

The lockdown prohibits anglers from Swakopmund to fish and they can only do so up to the Mile 11 area and back towards town.

Some young pan-sized kob were landed at Witklippe and just north of that on the shallow banks. A mixture of other fish consisting mostly of black tail and galjoen were also landed.

The odd shy shark and sand sharks were also landed.

The jet skis and ski boats were relatively quiet as conditions made it tough to get out of the Mole where they launch into the open sea.

I completely agree, you do not take chances with “mother nature”. The sea will quickly teach you a lesson. Still, the ones that were adventurous enough to head out into the wild sea did return with some kob for the pan.

There are some more strong seas expected. Let’s wait and see if the galjoen will continue to nibble. The wind will also be somewhat strong with gusts of up to 50kmh expected.

Until next time.

Tight lines!

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