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Snoek Run in Western Cape - Kleinmond July 2010

Cape Snoek
Cape Snoek Credits: www.hookedonafrica.com

Cape Snoek have arrived in big numbers off the Whale Coast, and particularly in Kleinmond. Cape Snoek are most active in the colder winter months but according to locals in Kleinmond they have been scarce the last few years. That has changed in the last few weeks and there is frenetic activity in the small coastal town of Kleinmond. 

It really is a wonderful sight to see all the local womenfolk and children waiting for their men to come in with huge hauls.

Cutting, gutting, washing and salting goes on at a hectic rate as small craft after small craft ride the waves into the tiny Kleinmond harbour.

Then the fun begins as buyers and sellers argue the toss, both trying to strike a good deal. You can walk away with a fair sized trimmed Cape Snoek for around R40 and a few good laughs to boot. The locals will even show you how to prepare these beautiful specimens.

Better still, if you have access to a boat, get down to the Cape Coast and be part of the action. Make sure your permits are in order as the fisheries inspectors are eagle eyed. If you don't have access to a boat, consider a deep sea fishing trip with some one like Hooked on Africa, who have fully equipped, licensed boats, skippers and crews.

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