Flyfishing report: Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Friday, 8th July 2022
Name: Capt. Louis Day
Phone: 082 555 8317

There has been very little saltwater fishing, especially flyfishing done over the last month. Winds and bad weather have seen to that, and it will be at least a month or two before the rods come out in numbers although there have been a few rock and surf guys trying their luck. Hermanus lagoon is very full, and it just needs a couple of good rains to make it breach. Bot River lagoon is lower and will need quite a bit more rain to get it to breach. Winter rains, especially in the Swellendam area means that there is plenty of fresh water passing through the Breede estuary.


Hermanus lagoon courtesy of Brandon Stonefield.