Grumpy’s Fishing Report
27 July 2020 | Fishing
The east wind totally dominated this week’s proceedings until just after midday.
Yeah, I admit it is great for one who sits in an office, but if you head down to the shoreline, definitely not the ideal situation at all. Your reels end up full of sand, the car is sand blasted, and the list goes on.
Luckily the list also includes some decent fishing coupled with the gale force winds.
Starting off at Terrace Bay, steenbras, kob and galjoen were literally caught with almost every cast. I was skeptical, but once the guys returned (and yes, they had all the proper paperwork and licenses to go to Terrace Bay), the fish they showed me convinced me.
The kob landed were mostly pan-size and in the 40 to 55cm class. The steenbras were from 40 to 50cm in length and weigh considerably more than kob for the same size. The preferred were white mussel and crayfish.
To round off the two day trip, the two anglers managed to catch their allocated 10 galjoen per person too.
Not bad at all.
The galjoen they reeled in from the sand bars in shallow water; but we all know catching a steenbras is way trickier. These they caught on sandbanks that were further out. The thick lips were feeding on the banks quite some distance out, according to the anglers.
Long Beach is always a winner after a strong east wind and was on fire. Andre Carl Celliers caught his 10 galjoen early on Friday morning. He said the fish were biting on black and white mussel. He used a short rod and didn’t cast far out at all. He also reported that a day like that will not be forgotten in quite a while.
Mile 6 to Mile 11 was totally quite for most of the week, with no big catches reported. Yes, fish were caught but with the amount of anglers lining the shore, the action was at a somewhat slow pace.
Hey, a little over a week to go until the lockdown ends? Let’s see if we can fish a bigger area soon. I know all of us are holding thumbs to fish our shoreline again.
I have also added an older photo of legendary anglers from the 60’s, 70’ and 80’s. The resident Swakopmunders will definitely know them. This photo should invoke some good conversations once the guys notice who they are.
So go on young guns – go ask your daddy who they were!
The water will be turning from calm to somewhat higher swells. This should get the galjoen to come on the bite again. Don’t pack your rods away too far.
Until next edition, tight lines.