FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Thursday, 24th January 2019
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Name: Capt. Louis Day
Email: louis@hermanus.co.za
Phone: 082 555 8317

Bot River & Hermanus lagoons:

Both lagoons are full of fresh water and were on the point of breaching and then hot weather arrived and the levels have dropped a bit so once again these lagoons will have to wait yet another year unless there is some unusually heavy and unseasonal rain soon. Some good leervis have been taken in Hermanus lagoon on fly with larger ones on live bait, but the water is exceptionally warm at 26°C. Some elf were caught on fly but with the warm temperature they all died on release.

De Mond: Some smallish grunter and steenbras have been taken on fly while some nice kob were caught off the beach on conventional tackle

Breede: The river is looking good and there are plenty of fish around, but most are of a smallish size.

Offshore & Cape Point: The sea temperatures at Hermanus and along the coast have been abnormally high and reaching 22°C at times. This is probably the result of south westerlies pushing warm water into the coast line. It has also resulted in shoals of yellowtail coming in close to the shore and a number have been taken off the rocks near Simonstown. Otherwise off Cape Point catches have been mainly yellowtail with few tuna.

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Western Cape coast