Flyfishing report: Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Tuesday, 14th November 2023
Name: Capt. Louis Day
Phone: 082 555 8317

In my last report I mentioned that heavy rains and gale force winds had rendered all our estuaries unfishable. Conditions are almost back to normal but because of the very wet winter and spring everything is a bit late this year. At least all the estuary mouths are still open, and should most remain open into December therefore we could have a good mid-summer down here.

I leave for a 6-week vacation in Mauritius shortly so there will be no report in December.

Breede River

There are quite a few kob around but not many grunter yet and leervis season is best in December going into January when the large fish have migrated down south.

De Mond

Not much news from the estuary but some good kob and steenbras have been taken off the nearby beach on bait.

Hermanus lagoon

White steenbras have been taken in the lagoon and off the beach near the mouth.

Bot River lagoon

Both mouths are open and white steenbras have been taken off the beach near the mouths.


The Breede River estuary.