View single post by gambino021
 Posted: Sun Jul 12th, 2020 03:41 pm
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Joined: Sat Jul 11th, 2020
Location: Cale Town, South Africa
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Hi there,

I hope everyone is well and thanks for the add.

I am a complete fishing beginner and am interested in surf & rock fishing.
My equipment is all packed and I want to get started, however I do want to fish according to “limit your catch, don’t catch your limit” and stick to the rules out of respect to Mother Nature.

Reading through the governments fishing brochure and driving around spotting potential fishing spots some questions came up. Any help and advice would be highly appreciated.

1. What are the rules of an MPA? Can I angle for edibles? I am specifically asking for the Table Mountain Area. I do understand the restricted areas - the MPA somewhat appears not 100% clear to
Me. I assume because I’m a non-native speaker.

2. I drove to Yzerfontein - for the people that may know it - next to the Harbour. There was a parking next to an amazing looking fishing spot on the rocks, however 300m away there was a beach that clearly stated “no fishing allowed”.
Is there a rule of thumb or anything I can rely on to make sure that I am legally allowed to fish?

Must there be a sign specifically saying fishing is allowed - in order for me to fish or must fishing clearly be prohibited in order for me to not be able to fish?

Thanks so much in advance for any replies and feedback.
And ::slr::