Marine Resources Management

 

Recreational Fishing

 

Bag Limits

 

 

Marine Recreational Activity Information Brochure: 2010/2011
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Common Name Scientific Name Min Size/Mass Bag Limits
Anchovies Family Engraulidae none none
Baardman (bellman, tasselfish) Umbrina spp. 40 cm 5
Banded galjoen Dichistius multifasciatus none 5
Billfishes (marlin, sailfish) Family Istiophoridae none 5
Blacktail (dassie) Diplodus sargus capensis 20 cm 5
Blue hottentot Pachymetopon aeneum none 5
Bronze bream (bluefish) Pachymetopon grande 30 cm 2
Cape knifejaw Oplegnathus conwayi none 5
Cape stumpnose Rhabdosargus holubi 20 cm 5
Carpenter (silverfish) Argyrozona argyrozona 35 cm 4
Catface rockcod Epinephelus andersoni 50 cm 5
Chub mackerel Scomber japonicus none none
Cutlassfish(walla walla) Trichiurus lepturus none none
Dageraad Chrysoblephus cristiceps 40 cm 1
Dane Porcostoma dentata none 5
Elf (shad) Pomatomus saltatrix 30 cm 4
Englishman Chrysoblephus anglicus 40 cm 1
Fransmadam (Karel groot oog) Boopsoidea inornata none 10
Galjoen Dichistius capensis 35 cm 2
Garfishes Family Belonidae none none
Garrick (leervis) Lichia amia 70 cm 2
Geelbek (Cape salmon) Atractoscion aequidens 60 cm 2
Glassies Family Ambassidae none none
Hake (stockfish) Merluccius spp. none 5
Halfbeaks Family Hemiramphidae none none
Horse mackerel / maasbanker Trachurus trachurus capensis none none
Hottentot Pachymetopon blochii 22 cm 10
John Brown Gymnocrotaphus curvidens none 5
Kingfishes Caranx spp. and Carangoides spp. none 5
King mackerel Scomberomorus commerson none 10
Kob caught from a boat at sea [Cape Agulhas to Umtamvuna River] Argyrosomus spp. 50 cm 5 but may only land or be in possession of one kob > 110cm per day
Kob caught from a boat at sea [The Province of Kwazulu-Natal] Argyrosomus spp. 40 cm 5 but may only land or be in possession of one kob > 110cm per day
Kob caught in estuaries & from the shore [East of Cape Agulhas only] Argyrosomus spp. 60 cm 1
Kob [West of Cape Agulhas only] Argyrosomus spp. 50 cm 5
Large-spot pompano (wave garrick) Trachinotus botla none 5
Leopard cat shark Poroderma pantherinum none 1
Mullets / harders Family Mugilidae none 50
Natal knifejaw (cuckoo bass) Oplegnathus robinsoni none 5
Natal stumpnose (yellowfin bream) Rhabdosargus sarba 25 cm 5
Pinky (piggy) Pomadasys olivaceum 7.5 cm 10
Poenskop (black steenbras or musselcracker) Cymatoceps nasutus 50 cm 1
Queen mackerel Scomberomorus plurilineatus none 10
Ragged tooth shark Carcharias taurus none 1
Red steenbras (copper steenbras) Petrus rupestris 60 cm 1
Red stumpnose (Miss Lucy) Chrysoblephus gibbiceps 30 cm 1
River bream (perch) Acanthopagrus berda 25 cm 5
River snapper (rock salmon) Lutjanus argentimaculatus 40 cm 5
Roman Chrysoblephus laticeps 30 cm 2
Santer (soldier) Cheimerius nufar 30 cm 5
Sardines (pilchard & red-eye) Family Clupeidae none none
Sauries Family Scomberesocidae none none
Scads Decapterus spp. none none none none
Scotsman Polysteganus praeorbitalis 40 cm 1
Slinger Chrysoblephus puniceus 25 cm 5
Snoek (Cape snoek) Thyrsites atun 60 cm 10
Southern pompano Trachinotus africanus none 5
Spotted grunter (tiger) Pomadasys commersonnii 40 cm 5
Spotted gulley shark Triakis megalopterus none 1
Springer (ten pounder) Elops machnata none 5
Steentjie Spondyliosoma emarginatum none 10
Stonebream Neoscorpis lithophilus none 5
Strepie (karanteen) Sarpa salpa 15 cm 10
Striped cat shark Poroderma africanum none 1
Swordfish (broadbill) Xiphias gladius 25 kg 5
Squid (Chokka) Loligo vulgarus reynaudii none 20
Tunas (tunny) Thunnus spp. none 10
Albacore / longfin tuna Thunnus alalunga none 10
Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus 3.2 kg 10
Bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus 6.4 kg 10
Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares 3.2 kg 10
West coast steenbras Lithognathus aureti 60 cm 1
White edged (Captain Fine) rockcod Epinephelus albomarginatus 40 cm 5
White musselcracker (brusher, cracker) Sparodon durbanensis 60 cm 2
White steenbras (pignose grunter) Lithognathus lithognathus 60 cm 1
White stumpnose Rhabdosargus globicebs 25 cm 10
Wolfherring Chirocentrus dorab none none
Yellowbelly rockcod Epinephelus marginatus 60 cm 1
Yellowtail Seriola lalandi none 10
Zebra (wildeperd) Diplodus cervinus hottentotus 30 cm 5