The 2020/21 CRAYFISH SEASON (West Coast Rock Lobster or WCRL recreational fishing) is limited to 12 days between 28 November 2020 and 3 April 2021.

Crayfishing Dates As Follows:

  • From 28 November 2020 to 29 November 2020 (2 days);
  • From 12 December 2020 to 13 December 2020 (2 days);
  • From 26 December 2020 to 27 December 2020 (2 days);
  • From 1 January 2021 to 2 January 2021 (2 days);
  • From 9 January 2021 to 10 January 2021 (2 days);
  • From 2 April 2021 to 3 April 2021 (2 days).
• Please note that only persons over the age of 12 may obtain a recreational fishing permit.
This allows fishing, collecting, keeping, controlling, landing, transporting of, or possession of not more than four west coast rock lobster per day.
• A permit costs R94 and can be purchased at the Post Office. A recreational fishing permit is valid for the entire season.
• West coast rock lobster may be caught between 08h00 until 16h00 daily.
• The bag limit is four per person per day and the size restriction is 80 millimetres carapace length.
• No person catching west coast rock lobster with a recreational fishing permit may sell their catch. Any lobster caught, collected or transported must be kept in whole.

Contact us at Hooked On Africa to book your charter.

(Charters are subject to weather conditions on the day.)

As per the announcement of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, please also refer to their guidance for more information.