Rock & Surf Angling for Edible Fish
Rock and surf angling is the reason why yearly thousands of anglers from all over the world visit Henties Bay to get their hand on some beautiful edible fishes. Let Hunt & Fish Namibia take you out to some of the most popular angling spots along the West Coat of Southern Africa! Here is a list on some of the fishes you can get yourself hooked!
Kabeljauw or Silver Kob
At the coasts of Namibia and specially in the area of Henties Bay you will have a big chance to catch this delicious fish. The Silver Kob or Kabeljouw can weigh up to 30kg. It has a nice silver colour with a pink shine.
As it feeds mainly at night you should get up early to have a good chance at catching a nice lunch or dinner!Casting deep and using pilchards or squid as bait will help you with the task.
Steenbras is a typical fish that you will only find on the West-Coast. As it mainly feeds in the turbulent and shallow waters even up to only than 10 feet from the shore this is a perfect fish to angle for from the beach!
The Steenbras has a silver shine and it can grow up to almost one meter but the average size is around 40cm, which is the size you are looking for to have a soft and flavourful fresh fish on the girl!
Galjoen is mainly found in the shallow coastal waters and amongst the rock. This dark brown fish has a small mouth and will have an average sice of 30 cm but it can grow to 80 cm big! The Galjoen is mostly active at high tide.
The best bait to use is mussel or crayfish. This fish is very popular with the Namibians as it is has a very light meat structure and flavourful taste!