FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Friday, 7th February 2020
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Name: Capt. Louis Day
Email: louis@hermanus.co.za
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.

De Mond

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.

Breede River

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)

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Louis with a good Breede grunter