Fishing

Traditional fishing equipment: Ensuring a sustainable way to secure livelihood

Traditional Fishing
In 2019, the rivers were low and fish species had difficulty to find appropriate and secure breeding grounds. There were no shallow waters in...

Fishing in Goanikontes: relaxation with a thrill

Angling
Sport fishing has always been a popular pastime in Namibia. Surf fishing on the coast or hooking a tiger fish from one of the...

Fish stocks at risk – nets need to be banned

Fishing Resources
Legal and illegal networks are threatening the fish stocks in Namibia’s rivers and reservoirs. There are regulatory laws, but control is lacking. Sport fishermen...

Bass Angling Association runs out of water

Bass Angling Oanob
The angler on his motorboat is all by himself. A long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks, a big hat and sunglasses, plus generous lashings of...

Handle fish with care and respect

Henry Loubser
Passionate angler Henry Loubser has conducted angling safaris for 30 years. Fish, especially Namibia’s surf species, are near and dear to the...

A delicacy, but beware of the sting

The white barbel (Galeichthys feliceps), popularly known as white sea catfish, is one of the numerous species of surf fish caught on the Namibian...

Handle undersize fish with care

Handle undersize fish with care
Holiday time! Fun, joy and fishing on the beach! Every year thousands of Namibians and visitors from neighbouring countries visit the coastal towns of...

Private sector pays for communal fish wardens

Fish Wardens
Fish wardens of the Sikunga Conservancy pulled an illegal net containing 341 fish from a tributary of the Zambezi in September this year (2018)....

Memories of Meob Bay

Memories of Meob Bay
Growing up along the Transkei coast in South Africa, and having a father and grandfather who were keen fishermen, and a great grandfather who...

To Swakopmund for giving birth and mating

Kupferhai
During the summer months pregnant copper sharks migrate to the coastal waters near Swakopmund and give birth to their young. By then, males have...

Fishing Gear & Tackle