Grumpy’s fishing report

27 October 2020 | Fishing

And just like that the fishing went from good to bad, with the bigger kob being landed at a much slower pace this past week.

However, the fishing spots around Swakopmund and Henties Bay produced some fish, with Trappies and the Omaruru river mouth being the exception with better catches reported.

Closer to Swakopmund in areas such as Vierkantklip and “Badewanne” (the area just to the north of Vierkantklip) as well as Long Beach also produced some catches. Spotted gulley sharks also readily took sardines as bait with some fine specimen reeled in.

The ski boats are also getting some kob again while the snoek still remain elusive. It feels very frustrating having to wait for the snoek to arrive and I am pretty sure this feeling is mutual with all ski boat anglers.

I talked to some ever the optimistic guides along our coast who all agreed that things will definitely improve this coming week.

Strong south westerly winds are expected to hit the coastline, so be sure to pack your windbreaker when you go hunting.

Due to this, I agree that we could be in for some good fishing this upcoming weekend.

The northern shore from Canopy upwards where relatively quiet. I am holding thumbs that popular fishing holes such as Horingbaai, Adri se gat and Bakleigat will surely be firing on all cylinders again shortly.

As mentioned, the shark anglers have had their hands full with a lot of spotted gulley sharks being pulled to shore. The bronze whalers are however nowhere to be seen. Maybe the sharks are following the shoals of kob and once they start coming in again, the fun will surely make a much welcomed return.

Angling Permits

Remember to pack your fishing permit when you go to the waters. All you need is your identity card (ID) or passport to acquire a fishing license permit. Anglers under the age of 18, are required to produce birth certificates and passport photos in order for them to be issued with angling permits.

Recreational fishing permits cost N$14 per month or N$168 per year and can be obtained at the ministry of fisheries inspectorate office (064 201 6111) in 1st Street in Walvis Bay.

Permits are available at the ministry of fisheries NATMIRC/Aquarium (064 410 1000) in Strand Street, Swakopmund.

Permits can be obtained at the Henties Bay Police Station (065 50 201).

Until next time, tight lines!

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