Grumpy’s fishing report

15 September 2020 | Fishing

For a third consecutive week some decent catches were landed at Canopy. Good catches of galjoen and steenbras were reported in that particular area and also towards Maketus.

The coastline between Swakopmund and Henties delivered a lot of younger fish especially galjoen and kob, with the likes of Wlotskasbaken, Witklippe and Mile 6 also producing much action.

Popeye just north of Henties Bay and Mile 72 rendered a few pan-sized fish.
Cold weather conditions experienced for the week made for some testing times next to the waters. Those die-hards that braved these harsh conditions were rewarded with some great catches.

Anglers are excited and can’t wait for the warmer water to come through soon. We know with that the bigger kob will also arrive in the area.

By the look of things, we are going to have a windy week so make sure you take along a windbreaker.

According to some, the fish will take your bait more readily after two days of a strong south westerly wind. Could it be because of more oxygen in the water?

Or perhaps that the choppy water gets colour from the wind? Whatever it may be, I am a firm believer of our South Wester.

The sharks have also been on the prowl, with the majority of catches being Sevengill cowsharks. Watch out for these critters – they really have razor sharp teeth! They also have the ability to turn quite fast. So, if you pull them out of the shallow water, be careful because they can literally bite their own tail.

Often these sharks will regurgitate their food once you pull them ashore. Skulls of little seals are regularly on their menu.

The conditions seem to be very windy this week, with roughish seas expected. Having said that, the galjoen should be biting quite readily.

Until next time, tight lines!

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