As per the public notice posted by the Department of Fisheries on the 15th of October 2021, the 2021/2022 WCRL (West Coast Rock Lobster) recreational fishing effort is limited to 12 days between 20 November 2021 and 17 April 2022. Fishing will be allowed as follows:

(partial content taken from the pdf published by the Department of Fisheries here)

• From 20 November 2021 to 21 November 2021 (2 days); dates have passed
• From 16 December 2021 to 19 December 2021 (4 days); dates have passed
• From 31 December 2021 to 2 January 2022 (3 days); dates have passed
• From 15 April 2022 to 17 April 2022 (3 days).

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It should be noted that only persons over the age of 12 may obtain a recreational fishing permit allowing
the fishing, collecting, keeping, controlling, landing, transporting of, or possession of not more than four
WCRL per day. A permit costs R94 and can be purchased at the Post Office. A recreational fishing permit
is valid for the entire season.

WCRL 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 WCRL with a recreational fishing
permit shall sell their catch. Any lobster caught, collected or transported must be kept in whole.
The Government Gazette Notice in respect of the recreational fishing season will be issued in due course.

More info can be found in the pdf posted by the PDF here:

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Crayfishing charter can be booked in the link below. Crayfishing is subject to weather conditions, subject to quotas & laws issued by the government. Please visit our charter information and terms & conditions.

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