Enjoy a day of light tackle estuary fishing in the Kromme River and have an opportunity to catch grunter, garrick, shad and an array of estuarine fish from the comfort of a river boat. Cob, shark and rays also put up a great fight on light tackle and are a plenty in the estuary. Let your captain collect some fresh prawns from the banks, draw some pencil bait or collect some blood worm to make your trip more memorable and successful.

What You Need To Know

  • Notes: Bring your swim-wear as there will be ample opportunity to swim in the river.
  • Where: ‘The Big Time Tavern’ – St Francis Canals
  • When: All year round, weather permitting. Summer months best between September till May.
  • Weather: Wind and rain is a deterrent but only extreme wind will influence a cancellation. It needs to be a fair day with wind not exceeding 20 knots. The river is sheltered at places.
  • What to Wear: Light fishing friendly clothing, hat, sunglasses, sun cream, layered warm and cool clothing pieces that can be donned or removed as required.
  • Things to bring: Bring sun-cream, swimsuit, hat, sunglasses, food and beverages. Ensure that you have a valid Fishing Licence (South African Post Office – Angling). Make sure that you bring also your camera to take photos.
  • Guest/Spectators: Please advise us on your previous experience in estuarine fishing, what you’d possibly like to catch (if you know) and if at all any medical conditions should be stipulated.
  • Inclusions: Trip includes boat, captain, all equipment and bait.
  • Exclusions: Trip excludes food and beverages and you are welcome to bring along alcoholic beverages if you like and we can keep them cool for you or should you prefer we could supply according to your requirements. This should be arranged at least a day in advance and is subject to deposit paid.