Marine Resources Management

 

Recreational Fishing

 

Seasons

 

 

St Helena Bay
No rock lobster may be caught between Stomp-neus Point and beacons SHBE/DR at Wilde Varkens Valley (near Doctor’s Reef), extending six nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.
No rock lobster may be caught between Shell Bay Point and Stompneus Point, extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

 

Saldanha Bay
No rock lobster may be caught between North Head and South Head (the entire Saldanha Bay).

 

Table Bay
No rock lobster may be caught between Melkbos Point (beacon MB1) and Die Josie (near Chapman’s Peak - beacon MB2), extending 12 nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

 

Strand
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed between the mouth of the Lourens River, and the eastern breakwater of the harbour at Gordon’s Bay, extending 500 m seawards.

 

Mudge Point
Only shore angling and the catching of rock lobster is allowed between the western limit of the Hawston harbour and the eastern limit of the Frans Senekal Reserve, extending 100 m seawards from the high-water mark.

 

Onrus River
Only shore angling is allowed inside Harderbaai north of a line drawn between the beacons at Van der Riet Hoek (OR1) and Marine Drive Point (OR2) respectively.

 

 

Hermanus
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed between the beacons at Kraal Rock (HR1), Walker Bay, and Rietfontein (HR2), Hermanus, extending 500 m seawards from the high-water mark.

 

Dyer Island
Only shore angling is allowed at Dyer Island, in an area extending two nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

 

East London
Only fishing from the shore is allowed in the following three areas near East London:
(i) between Nahoon Point and Gonubie Point, extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark,
(ii) between Christmas Rock and Gxulu River mouth extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark, and
(iii) between Nyara River mouth and Great Kei River mouth, extending three nautical miles sea-wards from the high-water mark.

Durban
Fishing for invertebrates is not allowed in the area between the line drawn 145° from the south breakwater of Durban Harbour and another line drawn 145° from the mouth of the Umgeni river, extending three nautical miles from the high-water mark.

 

MEDIA RELEASEWEST COAST ROCK LOBSTER SEASON ANNOUNCED
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced the new recreational fishing season for West coast rock lobster. The season for recreational fishing of West coast rock lobster will open on the 15 November 2010 and close on the 25 April 2011... read more

Government Gazette for the West coast rock lobster season - Marine Living Resources Act (Act No.18 of 1998).pdf - 12 November 201