Grumpy’s fishing report

15 July 2020 | Fishing

It was not a bad week for fishing.

Hennie Cloete junior and his dad went fishing for galjoen at Canopy. A beast of a fish hit Hennie’s fishing rod which had him shuffling up and down the beach for what seemed like an eternity to him. The fight was on and after a couple of intense minutes, he was able to pick up his big steenbras.

Hennie made his catch using white mussel as bait and a tiny hook. So one can only imagine the he was really on edge.

Nice fish though!

They also caught quite a few galjoen.

Canopy and Maketus are two super spots of late to target these beasts. Steenbras regularly get caught in these areas. Other areas are Skuinsrif, Mile 72 and the Zeila wreck.

Still in lockdown, the Swakopmunders have a smaller space to fish with the boundary being at Mile 11.

I was fortunate to accompany some friends. Young Lucas van Zyl was the toast of the day after he caught his first big galjoen. I can only tell you that being there and seeing the smile on the face of the young man was priceless. Well done Lucas!

Dries van Zyl wasn’t to be outdone. He was targeting and was rewarded with a nice sized 55cm kob which was prepared and eaten that very same night. I must add that it was delicious.

The fish were caught at Witklippe just north of Mile 8’s pole. It’s about 500m to the north and the rocks which stick out at low tide have a whitish colour, that’s where the name comes from.

Mile 4 and the Saltpans are still the spots for galjoen. One has to walk to get to the saltpans since they’ve put up fences.

Long Beach did not produce this past week, but I can only see it improving with the big swells that are arriving.

Looking at the weather forecast, it seems that the hot berg winds are once again going to hit us at the coast this coming weekend. This is always a good time to try you luck at Long Beach.

Until next time. Tight lines!

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