Grumpy’s fishing report

12 January 2021 | Fishing

The warm water is giving the shore anglers a big headache with no fish to be seen.

The ski boats are however getting big kob and even some Garrick in between at Vierkantklip.

Zakkie Knuffel on his ski boat Heidi reported that they caught a Garrick of 25 kg. This is truly an amazing catch.

It is not like they are going for the Garrick, which seem to like the sardine as bait too. Usually, one targets these gamefish with artificial lures like plugs and spoons or to catch them with live bait.

The ski boats are getting these fish in deeper water, which is slightly cooler than that at the shore break.

Even the likes of Canopy, Doep se gat, Horingbaai and Adri se gat have been much quieter this past week. It could be safe to say that once the strong south-westerly starts blowing again, the fish will start biting once more in these areas.

The sharks have been plentiful along the coast with some spectacular bronzies being caught. No harm is done to the sharks. After a quick photo the sharks are released into their natural habitat.

Dirk De Bod Junior was camping at Cape Cross and tried his luck just before sunset. He used a thick steel trace, a size 14/0 circle hook and a mackerel head as bait.

His rod doubled over and he was in for a fight like he never had before. After two hours the shark was in the shallow water and his dad grabbed the beast by its tail and pulled it onto the shore. It was a male bronze whaler shark and weighed an incredible 120 kg. Well done Dirkie.

Mile 6 and Mile 8 are also giving good fish.

Conditions predicted for the upcoming week include flat seas with northerly winds in the morning hours changing to a light south wester in the afternoon.

Conditions for the ski boats however look really good.

Tight lines!

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