|Date of Report: Friday, 7th February 2020|
|Name: Capt. Louis Day
Phone: 082 555 8317
Hermanus & Bot River Lagoons
For the 4th year these lagoons have not breached. Hermanus lagoon is now quite polluted and the water became dangerously warm during a recent heatwave which was probably the cause of some fish mortality. However, a flyfisherman took a 16kg garrick and there are numbers of shad in the lagoon in the 4-5kg range. Bot River is also becoming a bit smelly and there have been reports of illegal netting.
Recent rains filled this estuary which tends to become discoloured after rain. A couple of grunter have been taken on bait and the rock and surf boys have done quite well with steenbras and kob off the nearby beaches.
The rain of a few weeks back caused the river to come down in spate which put a damper on fishing for a short period. Conditions have returned to normal and February which is usually a good angling month has produced grunter, kob and elf (shad)
Louis with a good Breede grunter