FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Monday, 9th April 2018
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Name: Capt. Louis Day
Email: louis@hermanus.co.za
Phone: 082 555 8317

Bot River Lagoon

This lagoon is very full presently having not breached for 2 years and it is hoped that it opens at the Hawston rather than the Kleinmond side this winter as this facilitates better fish migration. Some big garrick have been taken but there is increasing interest in targeting bullet-nose (flathead) mullet which grow to a large size. Favourite flies are RAB, bloodworm and various small dry flies.

Hermanus lagoon

Has not opened for the second year but with average winter rainfall it should open this winter. It has dropped a bit because of evaporation and is getting a bit smelly. The shad and garrick which have been captive in this water are large now and some catches have been made.

Very large bullet-nose mullet have been spotted in the backwaters and should make an enticing target for fly rodders.

De Mond

Fairly quiet at the moment with some grunter and smallish steenbras around.

Breede River.

Has produced as expected reasonable catches of garrick, grunter and elf but the regular cold fronts with low barometer have put the fish down

Offshore

The boats off Cape Point have taken yellowtail and yellowfin tuna but the catches are down on last year.

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Sunrise over Hermanus lagoon courtesy of Brandon Stonefield