FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Tuesday, 7th January 2020
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Name: Capt. Louis Day
Email: louis@hermanus.co.za
Phone: 082 555 8317

One can say that the last month has been pretty hopeless, especially for fly rodders, with the relentless wind, either SE or NW. Sea temperature at Hermanus has been quite good at 17°C to 19°C with a very short period when it dropped to 13. Up at Struisbaai it has been much warmer at 22°C

Hermanus & Bot River Lagoons

For the 4th year these lagoons have not breached. Bot River is reasonably clean but Hermanus is badly polluted with high E.coli levels. This is the result of lack of flushing because the mouth has not breached for so long and rapid development of housing in the catchment.

Breede River

There have been grunter and kob taken mainly in the early morning before the strong winds start up. Further up the coast at Gourits River mouth shad have been taken off the beach.

Cape Point

Yellowtail and lots of longfin tuna with the odd large yellofin have been taken by the boats.

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Sunrise over Hermanus lagoon – photo by Brandon Stonefield