Flyfishing report: Saltwater - West Cape

Date of Report: Saturday, 11th May 2024
Name: Capt. Louis Day
Email: louis@hermanus.co.za
Phone: 082 555 8317

Breede River.

There are still grunter and smallish kob being taken in the estuary but usually the main fishing season comes to an end with the first heavy winter rain inland which tends to flush out the estuary with fresh water.

De Mond.

I have no reports of catches in the estuary but kob and steenbras have been taken off the nearby beach.

Hermanus lagoon.

For the first time in many years the mouth remained open throughout the summer and although it looks like silting up the coming winter rains should ensure that it remains open for the time being. Elf and leervis have been taken in the lagoon.

Bot River lagoon.

Here the mouth is still open. Steenbras taken near the mouth.

Cape Point.

We have the Tuna Derby coming up and some good-sized tuna have already been taken while there are also still yellowtail around.

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West Cape scene.