Grumpy’s fishing report

09 November 2021 | Fishing

Boy oh boy, did the south wester tear into us this weekend! The howling wind made angling conditions very tricky, yet some good catches were reported.

Longbeach produced some decent galjoen despite the rough water, with some anglers being lucky enough to catch two fish on one trace on Friday. This feat we call catching a banana.

“Around the pot”, a slang term used for fishing close to home, Mile 11 and Witklippe were the best spots to fish.

Legendary angler, Etienne Stipp fished for spotted gulley shark but upped his chances by wrapping his mullet head bait with some sardine. He landed a 3,5kg kob.

Bennie Gabrielsen fished a little closer to Mile 14 and caught a galjoen of 42cm which was “braaid” the same day. He said it was very fatty and tasted delicious.

At Bird Island (the guano platform close to Walvis Bay) the guys landed some good bronzies.

Shark anglers, Clint Barnard and Heini Zahrt, however fished at Drake Tanne which is just a few hundred meters north of the pump station at Mile 6. This angling spot is notorious for producing a lot of spotted gulley sharks and this time round it did not disappoint. They quickly got stuck into the hard fighting sharks and managed to land quite a few. All were returned safely back into the sea after a quick photo.

Around Henties, Trappies gave some decent fish too with galjoen, kob and spotted gulley sharks being the majority of the catches landed.

Good friends Rainer and Rudi Horn went further north and fished around Mile 108. Even with the new moons high seas they caught some nice kob with some in excess of 5kg. The two brothers are better known for their boating skills but they are just as potent from the shore.

The wind seems to be calming down for the upcoming week and the sea will also become less rough.

With the 5th Interclub Competition taking place this weekend at Blare, far north anglers are excited at the good predicted weather so some good catches should be reported. The Interclub anglers mostly target sharks due to the heavier weight but they all agree that some big kob will be caught too.

Tight lines!

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