Important Notices

Municipal By-laws Regarding Estuaries & Restriction of Water Jet-driven Craft

Night Fishing Ban on the Breede River Estuary

Regulations for Fishing for Elasmobranchs (Sharks) in the Estuary of the Breede River

DAFF Marine Recreational Activity Information Brochure

There are a number of bait products that can be store-bought such as pilchard and chokka.  If you want to collect your own bait you must be in possession of a valid bait collecting license that you can get from your nearest Post Office.  Please note that you may not buy bait from a non-commercial bait seller and in the Lower Breede River area we do not have a commercial bait seller.

Bait licenses fall under national Legislation and are not issued by the LBRC.  The only place one can acquire these permits are from a national Post Office.  This permit must be acquired by anybody who is planning to collect bait except for children 12 years or younger, but they must have adult supervision.

Here again one can opt for an annual permit which runs for a year from the date of purchase.  One can also buy a temporary permit which is valid for a month from the date of purchase.  These permits are national and are valid throughout South Africa except for the KZN province.

Fishing and Bait Fees:

*** For information purposes only. Please confirm the latest tariffs on the DAFF website: DAFF Marine Resource Management Recreational Fishing Permit Fees

1. Fee payable in respect of an application for a permit to undertake
recreational fishing: R7
2. Annual permit: Fee payable in respect of the issuing of an annual
permit to undertake recreational fishing of:

Abalone (not available until further notice)
West Coast Rock Lobster
East Coast Rock Lobster
Molluscs, including octopus, squid, worms, other invertebrates and aquatic plants
Mud Crab
Marine aquarium fish
Angling
Spearfishing
Use of cast or throw net
Additional fee per vessel (only payable by the skipper) for recreational fishing from such a vessel where applicable
Scuba diving in a Marine Protected Area
R 79
R 87
R 87
R 87
R 87
R 87
R 87
R 69
R 87
R 87
R 85
3. Short term permit: Fee payable in respect of the issuing of a short term permit (only valid for four weeks) to undertake recreational fishing
Molluscs including octopus, squid, worms, other invertebrates and aquatic plants
Mud Crab
Marine aquarium fish
Angling
Spearfishing
Use of cast or throw net
Additional per vessel (only payable by skipper) for recreational
fishing from such a vessel where applicable
R 50
R 50
R 50
R 45
R 50
R 50
R 50
R 50