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Fishing, Knysna, Garden Route

Fishing, Knysna, Garden Route

One of the reasons Knysna is such a popular fishing destination is because of its wide variety of fish.

Much of the fishing is based around the Knysna Lagoon which is popular for estuary fishing with catches ranging from White Mussel Cracker, White Steenbras, Garrick (Leerie), Kob and Grunter, as well as the occasional Ragged Tooth Shark and a variety of different skates.

Other Knysna Fishing Spots:

A – Aartappelland Fishing Spot

Edible fish: Steenbras, Kabeljou, Belman, Elf
Bait: Pilchards, choka, prawn, red bait

B – The Blokke Fishing Spot

Edible fish: Kabeljou, Galjoen, Musselcracker, Steenbras
Inedible fish: Bronze Whaler, Hammerhead Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Duckbill, Hound Shark
Bait: Pilchards, choka, prawn, white mussle, red bait

C – Castle Rock Fishing Spot

Edible Fish: Kabeljou, Steenbras, Elf, Belman, Blacktail, Mussel Cracker, Galjoen, Cape Stumpnose
Bait: Pilchards, White mussel, prawn, red bait, live bait

D – Jaap Se Baai Fishing Spot

Edible Fish: Kabeljou, Steenbras, Mussel Cracker, Blacktail, Galjoen and Cape Stumpnose
Bait: Pilchard, white mussel, prawn, red bait, choka

Fishing Brenton On Sea

 E – Sharks Point Fishing Spot

Edible fish: Leervis, Steenbras, Bronze Bream and Galjoen.
Inedible fish: Bronze Whaler, Ragged Tooth Shark, Hound Shark, Hammerheads, Soupfin Shark.
Bait: Pilchard, white mussel, prawn, live bait, choka, red bait

F – Elf Krans Fishing Spot

Edible fish species: Shad, Leervis, Mussel Cracker, Blacktail
Inedible species like Ragged Tooth Shark, Smooth Hound Shark, Spotted Gully Shark.
Bait: Use a steel trace with pilchard, choka, prawn, white mussel or live bait.

Fishing Map Knysna Heads

Buffels Bay Fishing Spots

 G – Barrel Rock

Edibles: Mussel Cracker, Galjoen
Inedibles: Raggedtooth Shark, Bronze Whaler, Hound Shark, Spotted Gully Shark
Bait: Pilchards, choka, prawn, white mussle, red bait

H – Rowwehoek

Edibles: Galjoen, Mussel Cracker, Bronze Bream, Cob
Inedibles: Raggedtooth Shark, Bronze Whaler, Hound Shark, Spotted Gully Shark
Bait: Pilchards, choka, prawn, white mussle, red bait

I – Galjoen Street

Edibles: Galjoen, Shad, Blacktail
Inedibles: Hound Shark, Spotted Gully Shark, Stripped Cat Shark
Bait: Pilchards, choka, prawns, white mussle, red bait, live bait

J – Slipway

Edibles: Elf, White Steenbras
Inedibles: Raggedtooth Shark, Bronze Whaler Shark, Hound Shark, Spotted Gully Shark
Bait: Pilchards, choka, prawn, white mussle, red bait, live bait

Buffels Baai Fishing Map

Knysna Lagoon Fishing

Edibles: Grunter, Kob, White Steenbras, Leervis, Elf, Muscle Cracker
Bait: Pilchards, choka, prawn, white mussle, red bait, squid, mackerel, bloodworm, moonshin Worm

Knysna Lagoon Fishing

Knysna Lagoon Fishing – Click to enlarge.

Read a detailed article on the fish species in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and the fishing spots in Plettenberg Bay

More info on the town of Knysna More info on the Garden Route area



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