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Fishing & Bait Collection

FISH

Daily bag and size limits for some of the more common species of fish caught within the Knysna estuary.

fish
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  Common Name Scientific Name Bag Limit Size Limit
  Blacktail Diplodus capensis 5 20 cm
  Cape stumpnose Rhabdosargus holubi 5 20 cm
  Elf (shad)* Pomatomus saltatrix 4 30 cm
  Leervis (garrick) Lichia amia 2 70 cm
  Kob Argyrosomus japonicus 1 60 cm
  Mullets Mugilidae spp. 50 n/a
  Spotted grunter Pomadasys commersonnii 5 40 cm
  White steenbras Lithognathus lithognathus 1 60 cm
  White musselcracker Sparodon durbanensis 2 60 cm

*Closed season from 1 October to 30 November each year (Elf / Shad).
        

BAIT COLLECTION

Daily bag and size limits for bait species commonly collected within the Knysna estuary.

bait
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  Common Name Scientific Name Bag Limit
  Alikreukel -- 5
  Armadillo -- 6
  Bloodworm Arenicola loveni 5
  Clam -- 8
  Crab -- 15
  Cuttlefish -- 2
  Limpet -- 15
  Mole Crab -- 30
  Mud Crab -- 6
  Mud prawn Upogebia africana 50
  Octopus -- 2
  Periwinkle --  50
  Polycheate Worm -- 10
  Moonshine Worm -- 10
  Razor Clam --  20
  Red Bait -- 2 (kg)
  Rock Mussel -- 30
  Sand Prawn -- 50
  Swimming Prawn --  50
  Scallop --  10
  Sea Cucumber -- 20
  Sea Urchin --  20