FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
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Name: Capt. Louis Day
Email: louis@hermanus.co.za
Phone: 082 555 8317

Louis has been very busy in the last month so has had no time for fly fishing which in fact only comes to real life towards the end of the month when he will be spending 5 days at the Breede and will gives us a comprehensive report. In the meantime this is the information he has to date:

Hermanus & Bot River lagoons

Very little to report as both lagoons are very full and full of fresh water but have not breached yet. The authorities have decided that they prefer that they breach naturally. Therefore, if there is no more meaningful rain in the next month they may remain closed for the second year in a row due to the dry winter in the Western Cape.

Breede River.

This is what is reckoned to be the main kob season with the main season for grunter and adult garrick to follow. Adult garrick are still migrating southwards from the KZN coast. At this stage only modest catches of kob have been recorded.
Other estuaries
Very little news has come in from De Mond and Duivenhoks.

Rock & Surf

A fair number of galjoen and white steenbras have been taken from the beaches on conventional tackle.

Offshore

The boats off Cape Point have taken some yellowtail but not as many tuna as usual. Possibly this is because the water is still cold for this time of year.

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Coast towards Rooi Els