Grumpy’s fishing report
16 November 2021 | Fishing
The last interclub angling competition of the year was held at Blare right up to the Winston.
Anglers mostly tried to land sharks and spotted gulley sharks were caught in the early hours of the morning.
As the day proceeded, smooth hound sharks started to take the bait more readily.
Uwe Hansen landed the biggest edible of the day, a kob of 15kg.
Ray Moody tried his luck at Doep se Gat and was rewarded with some decent kob which he caught on sardines.
Closer to Hentiesbay, Trappies produced some pan sized fish. Another hot spot was U-boot klippe close to Wlotzkasbaken, where anglers used white mussel to catch galjoen. They landed quite a decent number of fish especially on low tide.
Janko Koegelenberg enjoyed his weekend at Mile 13. The youngster was skilful enough to land 2 galjoen with one cast. Great going!
It seemed that the going was not easy at all for anglers to get their hands on fish although some decent catches were reported.
Predictions are that conditions for the next couple of weeks should improve significantly.
The Walvis Bay based anglers are also keeping a close eye on Paaltjies. This particular area generally starts producing fish from round about this time of the year right up to 31 December.
Paaltjies then closes for kob fishing on 1 January until end of March. These kob are the breeding stock and are generally much bigger in size than the fish caught between Swakopmund and the Ugab river. Remember to only take 2 over 70cm as you could be punished by the ministry of fisheries for not abiding to the regulations.
The snoek are still around. These delicacies are being landed just a bit farther south at the moment at Conception Bay and quite deep too about 40 miles from shore. Believe me, that eats into the pockets of the skippers as diesel is not cheap. Most ski boats are thus waiting for the fish to come in closer.