FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Tuesday, 15th May 2018
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Name: Capt. Louis Day
Email: louis@hermanus.co.za
Phone: 082 555 8317

The saltwater flyfishing scene in the Western cape has been pretty quiet during the last month although there have been modest catches of elf and garrick in Hermanus lagoon and kob, grunter and some small garrick in the Breede. Due to better rain in the Swellendam catchment of the Breede quite a bit of fresh water has entered the estuary and if and when good rains fall then the fishing in the Breede tends to fall off in winter.

The Hermanus and Bot River lagoon levels have dropped as we really have had not much rain yet but hopefully this will still come this winter as these two lagoons have not breached for the last two years. Sea temperature was still 18C° at Mossel ay last week but expect this to come down steadily from now on. Off the beach near De Mond bait anglers have caught some white steenbras and kob.

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