Grumpy’s fishing report
23 November 2021 | Fishing
Ben van Wyk and Joao Coimbra took a chance at the 2nd pole located roughly half way between the Paaltjies parking lot and the Sandwich harbour fence.
They used sardines as bait with float on the hooks. This is very important if you are fishing at Paaltjies because there are a lot of three spot swimming crabs which drag your bait into the sand and so the kob cannot find your bait.
Ben was rewarded with his allowed catch of 2 kob over 70cm. In fact, his fish were well over the size limit with his biggest weighing an impressive 13kg.
Sunday produced the most fish. Anglers should keep an eye out for a day or two of strong south west winds and calm swells. That is usually the indicator that the kob will go on the bite again in that area.
Fishing conditions at other areas were a bit tougher with the likes of Mile 108 producing some big blacktail and pan sized kob.
Mile 87 also produced some big steenbras with Warren Deysel landing a massive catch of over 15kg. He used octopus as bait and with Derrick Moolman, managed to land 3 big steenbras, all weighing above a very impressive 5kg each.
The fishing area around Swakopmund also delivered some fish with a mix of kob, blacktail and galjoen being landed. Even the odd ray and sandshark took the bait.
The ski boats were less fortunate with poor catches being reported. The skippers blame this on the very clean water. Hopefully that will quickly pass so that fishing improves.
Conditions at Mile 6 was slightly better with some nice blacktail catches being reported. Especially around the pump station area in the shallower water.
Conditions look calm for the week with the normal winds predicted in the afternoon.