In other parts of the country the Galjoen is also referred to as the Damba. One can go lighter than this, such as my favourite setup: Galjoen are found from Namibia to Durban over shallow rocks and sandy areas with strong wave action. It is confined mostly to shallow water and is often found in rough surf amongst rocks and also occurs close into shore. Whereas the Galjoen’s national status has for some years been given in inverted commas in South Africa, in it was at long last listed as the national marine emblem, without inverted commas. Hi there, the best would be to get in touch with your local municipality since the rules and regulations are different in different areas. I have a general bait license and as far as my understanding goes I can catch swimming prawn with this permit.

You may however gut the fish. I know that rule The colours of the Galjoen vary depending on where they live, for example the Galjoen that inhabit rocky areas are almost completely black, while in sandy areas the colour of the Galjoen is a silver-bronze. The Galjoen was arguably the first endemic fish to be recognised in South African waters. Hi There is there a limit to the number of rods that a recreational angle is allowed to use at any one time. They have crushing teeth in the gullet. Post a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Galjoen feed on mussels, gastropods, barnacles, amphipods, isopods, redbait, polychaete worms and algae.

Share This Share this post with your friends! Feeds on mollusks, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Breeding occurs in deeper water.

South Africa’s National Fish: The Galjoen Dichistius capensis (Damba, Black Fish, Black Bream)

Hi I would like to find out if you are allowed to use frogs as live bait in freshwater angling. When measuring the Galjoen a Total Length measurement should be taken. You may transport galjone more than 30 fish Kabeljou, Steenbras, Dassie, or Galjoen of which you may only have 8 Galjoen and no more than 10 of a species.

Ggaljoen caught by shore angling where the water is turbulent and strong amongst submerged rocks and reefs. Whereas the Galjoen’s national status has for some years been given in inverted commas in South Africa, in it was at long last listed as the national marine emblem, without inverted commas.

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The South Coast waters offer some of the richest fishing grounds with an abundance of game fish. Females mature cllosed 34cm 6 years and males at 31 cm. I rocky areas galjoen are usually dark grey to black, sometimes mottled or with 7 to 9 faint black bars. And bag limit I heard angler not allowed to catch this fish is illegal to keep. Cast as close to a reef or rocky outcrop as possible.

South Africa’s National Fish: Galjoen are found from Namibia to Durban over shallow rocks and seasln areas with strong wave action. The Galjoen is a strong fighter and is a popular target saltwater fish species for the rock and surf angler.

SA recreational fishing regulations

Unless in possession of the correct permit, no person shall engage in the collection or removal of any aquatic plants, shells or shell grit from the closd or seashore.

In rough waters the bite will be a violent grab whereas in calmer clear waters the Galjoen seems to be toying with the bait.

Permits must be available for inspection at the time the activity is taking place. They cosed crushing teeth in the gullet. In other parts of the country the Galjoen is also referred to as the Damba. No trade is allowed in this species.

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The tackle you should use when targeting Galjoen really depends on the area you are fishing, how many rocks are in the water and how far you have to cast. This is a popular eating fish with an acquired taste.

While they may be gutted, all landed fish must retain their heads and tails for size confirmation in the event of inspection. Avoid fishing for Galjoen on days when the water is calm and clear. Galjoen is a popular table fish, although the taste of the white, black-veined flesh is too rich for some. Hi, best to check with your local Tourism office! An 8 foot rod, a size coffee grinder reel and pound line.

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Post a Closee Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Galjoen was arguably the first endemic fish to be recognised in South African waters.

Other baits such as pink prawn, lobster, wonder worm, bloodworm and occasionally chokka Squid also produce results!

When looking for an angling spot to fish for Galjoen, it is important you find an area with lots of white water, rocks, seaweed and a strong current. Large mirations have been documented between Namibia and the Cape but is semi resident for part seadon the year. And bag limit I heard angler not allowed to catch this fish is illegal to keep Reply.

Hi There is there a limit to the number of rods that a recreational angle is allowed to use at any one time Reply. The Galjoen is a strong fighter.

The biggest spring tides falling twice each monthly cycle always provide the best of the action. Hi There is there a limit to the number of rods that a recreational angle is allowed to use at any one time. See the regulations on line fishing at the Ministry of Fisheries. Except when fishing for octopus, cuttlefish or squid, no person shall engage in fishing by the jerking of a hook or jig in the sea. You either love galjoen or you hate it! In winter they are very much fatter and more sought after.

I have a general bait license and as far as my understanding goes I can catch swimming prawn with this permit. Circular nets must not exceed 6 metres in diameter and may only be weighted at the circumference.