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Handle undersize fish with care

Avatar of inke inke - 13. December 2018 - Environment

All kob smaller than 40 cm must be put back in the water, and not more than two kob longer than 70 cm may be caught per day. On our coast there are two kob species: the silver and the dusky kob.

Dirk Heinrich

Holiday time! Fun, joy and fishing on the beach! Every year thousands of Namibians and visitors from neighbouring countries visit the coastal towns of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Wlotzkasbaken and Henties Bay to enjoy the cooler weather at the Atlantic Ocean and to relax on the beaches. One of the favourite pastimes is angling, and Namibia´s coastline is known for its good fishing.

A permit is required for any recreational fishing. This can be obtained at the offices of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Lüderitz, and at the Namibian Police in Henties Bay. Strict regulations are in place to protect this valuable resource and each angler and holidaymaker must adhere to them.

The main linefish species permitted to be caught and taken home must be of a certain prescribed size, and the angler is only allowed to catch two of these per day. Fish which are too small, and in a few cases too big, must be gently put back into the water. 

For more info about recreational fishing at Namibia's coast please have a look at Namibia Outdoor.

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