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 Posted: Sun Nov 28th, 2010 06:34 am
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Hi

Going to terrace bay and Mowe bay in december.  any tips?  any one have map with places to go/gps points?  Also will anchovy bait work?  Can I take bait with?  Am flying to Walvis from Cape Town.

Looking forward to great trip!!!!!!!!!!1

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 Posted: Sun Nov 28th, 2010 07:01 am
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You can only fish at Terrace Bay area with a permit. Mowe Bay is in the protected area of the Skeleton Coast. Anchovy is excellent bait (cob) for the area. We unfortunately do not have anchovy any more. Also try drop shot in the gullies for cob.  

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 Posted: Sun Nov 28th, 2010 10:20 am
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nicolaaslouw36 wrote: Hi

Going to terrace bay and Mowe bay in december.  any tips?  any one have map with places to go/gps points?  Also will anchovy bait work?  Can I take bait with?  Am flying to Walvis from Cape Town.

Looking forward to great trip!!!!!!!!!!1

Nico


Mowe bay, is on invitation only by parks board and I stand corrected by one concession holder.

Its a strictly catch and release venue, although the one night you stay there you may have a fish braai, not a single fish is allowed to leave the area.

All fish also get tagged. There is so many fish there that they just about bite on a clean hook.

Usually you just dig a couple of white mussels there and catch from Cob, Steenbra, Galjoen and Blacktail with it.

Torra bay

Torra bay, is smack bang in the desert. Although on the coastline it is 250km from the nearest town, not counting Terrace bay which has the bear necessities.

I guess you can take bait with as much as they would allow in a coolbox on the plane.

Bait is well available in Henties bay, Swakop and Walvis bay.

The only road map you need is to get on the salt road, never turn left or right untill you get to Torra bay.

Once at Torra bay turn either left or right on the beach and fish the whole area untill you see a board which says NO VEHICLES BEYOND THIS POINT. You will find this on the north and south side of the fishing (camp) area.

Are you meeting guys down there who is going with to Torra?

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 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2010 03:40 am
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Thanks

We got permit to go up to Mowebay for 1 day. Sounds if we will have a great time!! Friend from Namibia running a guest lodge have got the permit.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 29th, 2010 03:52 am
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Also is there any big garric and shad? will spoons work?

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nicolaaslouw36 wrote: Also is there any big garric and shad? will spoons work?

Garrick and shad if the water temps is 18-20 'C. Wiil get cob on drop shot. Used to get cob on spoons as well

Another thing that you have to remember during December...The former President (Sam Nyuuoma) usually decends on Terrace Bay with his army and they fish up to Mowe Bay in the north and Toscannini in the south...!!!!

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Hi Simen,

Going to Torra Bay after Christmas. Any general tips you can share?

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If I replied on mail already you will have this

 

Torra is a diverse stretch of coast, with sand area as well as very rocky areas, not so much cliffs or boulders but more round stones the size of baseballs.

 

The wind can really pump there some days and then its good to fish below the "walle" as we call it. The wind seems to have a natural uprise when coming from the see and going upwards, this then leaves you in a windstill area.

 

Here is a copy of a mail I sent another member also on his way there, look at it and let me know if there is anything more I can help with.

 

Mail sent

I am going to suggest some things that I would take with if I was camping there.

 

Water I see you are sorted, just make sure you have a 20/25l container as well as the water is only available at the ablution facilities and you will have to transport it to came to fill the caravans tank.

 

Windbreakers we have discussed

 

Tent pegs -- remember where you are camping is just sand and the wind can get quiet strong there. Make sure your pegs are ok for this. I use a 10mm x 300mm reinforcing bar.

 

SUNSCREEN/Block/aftersun. The shop there has never stocked it

 

NB-- Pack as if there is no shop at all. ( the prices there are also a killer)

 

A Braai -- the braai's there are bad and not always at the place you want them.

 

Your own grid

 

Washing line

 

Extra spares for the genny (NB- Sparkplugs, oil )

 

A cover for the Genny - when switching off in the evening cover the genny, the cold moist air lets it cool down to fast, giving start up problems the next day.

 

12v Lights as well -you may only run the genny from 07h00 to 22h00.

 

Have a tow rope in your vehicle at all times -- there are some very soft ( very few) places (more holes) around, where even 4x4 does not help much

 

Your own medical kit ( there is usually a doctor there for the holiday period) (also just on holiday)

 

Ground sheets, remember you are on very soft sand there.

 

You can get fuel, water, gas there, and they even repair the odd puncture, but that is about as far as it goes

 

 

 

Torch or some light for the family - should they want to use the ablution facilities after dark.

 

Load enough wood,charcoal etc -- sometimes it is available there, but mostly sold out by the first week.

 

Check in which direction the other caravanners point their caravan, they know the area and park so for least wind.

 

 

 

Take some wd 40/spark or whatever you use with, things tend to rust easy there.

 

 

DRINKING WATER --- I suggest you take some bottled water, although the water there is good for cooking and drinking, your stomach might take a day or 3 to get used to it and leave you wanting to be close to a toilet. ( for cooking its no problem) Also make your ice from bottled water, it freezes quicker and also there is no chance for a loose stomach

 

Flynet - take one of these pop up flynets to cover food on the table, the coastline has flies and they tend to get into the tents (out of the wind).

 

beach wise-- I am not very sure how accurate I will be, turning north it should be about 15 - 20km to the boundary and south 20 - 25km. Dont worry there are boards that show the boundaries.

 

BE CAREFULL-- Torra has rocky areas and not the whole beach is sand, be carefull when travelling here that you watch for rocks that can damage your vehicle.

 

Campsite -- Torra is more a square camp than a long camp, so the beach front campsites are limited..

 

Windy days--- best to fish below the "cliffs" walle as the wind will make an updraft there and you are actually standing out of the wind.

 

Footware -- make sure all take a pair of rockshoes or tekkies with for days fishing a rocky area.

 

Mussels -- Black mussels are in abundance here, some as big as 6 inches. Should you want to collect some to eat, take the medium sized ones approx 3 inch. They have the most meat inside them -- good bait for galjoen

 

White mussels - there are areas that you get them, however they shift position often, its better to hear by the guys already there where they dig for them. Good bait for cob, steenbra and Galjoen

 

Octopus -- Plenty, nearly every rock has one. Good bait for cob and Steenbra

 

 

 

 

I suggest you buy sardines before you go to Torra, as you might arrive there and find all sold out.

 

NB--- Let me know and I can book you some to be picked up in Henties when you go through there.

 

IMPORTED BAIT -- what you can bring along is some chokka, we dont have that here. Chokka and sardine combined is a great cob bait.

 

Fishing Permits -- get them either in Swakop or Henties, not available in Torra, and there are plenty beach inspectors during the holiday season.

 

 

 

End Mail.

 

As a rule fishing is quiet easy, cob, steenbra, galjoen, spotty and bronzys are close to shore. You don’t have to be a world class caster to reach them. Rather spend time in choosing a good spot. Don’t waste time, one or two casts and not a bite, pack up and move. You will soon find fish.

 

 I hope this helps some, I am at home still for the next 2 days then I am also leaving for the coast, ask away, its only a pleasure to help where I can

 

Regards

 

 

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