Fishing Peak Times

The Skeleton Coast shoreline hosts a variety of edible fish and shark species that can be caught all year around. Refer to the table below for peak times.

Fish and Shark Species that can be caught from the Skeleton Coast shoreline.

* Existing                             ** Plentiful                         ***Peak

SPECIES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Silver Cob *** *** *** ** ** * * * ** *** *** ***
Dusky Cob *** *** *** ** ** * * * ** *** *** ***
West Coast Steenbras *** *** *** *** *** * * * ** ** ** **
Black Tail *** *** *** *** ** ** ** ** *** *** *** ***
Galjoen * * * ** *** *** *** *** ** * * *
Barbel *** *** *** *** *** ** ** ** *** *** *** ***
Shad * * * * * * * * * * * *
Garrick * * * * * *
Red Fingers * * * * * * * * * * * *
Bronze Whaler Shark *** *** *** ** ** * * * ** *** *** ***
Spotted Gully Shark *** *** *** ** ** ** ** ** ** *** *** ***
Cow Shark * * * * * *** *** *** ** * * *
Hound Shark *** *** *** ** * * * * ** ** *** ***
Sand Shark *** ** *** ***
St. Joseph Shark *** *** ** ** * * ** *** ***
Spiny Dog Fish * * * * * * * * * * * *
Bull Ray *** *** ** * ** *** ***
Blue Stingray *** *** ** * ** *** ***
Diamond Ray * * * * *
Butterfly Ray * * * *
Spearnose Skate * * * * * * *

 

Fishing Permits

Every angler is required to hold a valid recreational fishing permit.

Permits cost N$14.00pp and are valid for 1 month from date of issue.

Documentation needed to acquire permit: Passport (or copy thereof)