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CALLING ALL FISHERMEN!

ANNOUNCEMENT BY OVERSTRAND MUNICIPALITY

The recreational season for West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) has been announced and will open on Saturday, 15 December 2018.

The 2018/19 CRAYFISH SEASON will be restricted to 12 days and fishing will be allowed as follows:

• From 15 December 2018 to 16 December 2018 (2 days); 
• From 22 December 2018 to 23 December 2018 (2 days);
• On 26 December 2018 (1 day);
• From 29 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 (4 days); and
• From 19 April 2019 to 21 April 2019 (3 days).

Attention is also drawn to Regulation 51, issued under the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 (MLRA), which provides that only persons over the age of 12 years may obtain from any authorized office, a recreational fishing permit to engage in fishing, collecting, keeping, controlling, landing or transporting of, or to be in possession of not more than four WCRL per day subject to the payment of R94 per permit (R7 application fee and R87 permit fee) as determined by the Minister under section 25 of the MLRA and published under Government Notice No. 795 in Government Gazette No. 33518 of 10 September 2010.

Permits are valid for the entire west coast rock lobster recreational fishing season.

Fishing times for WCRL will be from 08h00 until 16h00 and 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 may sell his/her catch and any WCRL caught, collected or transported must be kept in a whole state.

Recreational west coast rock lobster permits are obtainable at the Post Office.

For further information please contact the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on 021 402 3120 or
E-mail: WendyW@daff.gov.za

Pringle Bay Festival Programme

Come and join the residents of the beautiful Western Cape coastal village of Pringle Bay for a weekend of food, wine, music, arts and crafts and a number of activities for adults and kids alike. Taking place from 27-29 April 2018, it is a weekend not to be missed.

Click here for more festival information and the weekend’s programme.

Bikers Against Poaching

Biker riding on Clarens Drive between Pringle Bay and Gordons Bay

A first for the Pringle Bay festival – a ride will take place on Sunday, 29th April meeting at The Drummond Arms, Rooiels at 10h30 and leaving at 11h00 to head to Pringle Bay.  On Saturday, 28th April The Harley Davidson Club of Cape Town will be at the festival.

Click here for more information.

Pringle Bay Features in Getaway Magazine

For the April issue of Getaway, we visited the fascinating town of Pringle Bay that’s aiming to rid itself of single-use plastics. The Pringle Bay Festival (27-29 April 2018) is celebrating the achievement this year with a selection of live music across two stages and a range of bars and food stalls. Beyond the festival, the small seaside town has a lot to offer and is a lovely place for a quiet weekend away.

Click here to view Getaway’s favourite things to do…

Betty’s Bay Park Run

Every Saturday, starting 17 March 2018                                                              Betty’s Bay parkrun

Betty’s Bay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, C/O R44 Clarens Drive, Broadwith Rd, Betty’s Bay, 7141 , Western Cape.

Click here to view page for more information

Pringle Bay Festival

27-29 April 2018

Pringle Bay Festival

The Pringle Bay Festival is a celebration of our environmental achievements- promoting conservation under and above the ocean.  This year’s festival will offer a great variety of entertainment, loads of food and drinks, children’s fairground and entertainment, the usual dog show, a guided fynbos hike, a guided marine awareness and beach clean up hike, vintage cars, the Harley Davidson Club. Magic 828 will be broadcasting live and bands such as Watershed, Matt Carstens, Marcia Moon and Heuwels Fantasties will be performing.

Click here to go to the Pringle Bay Festival Page.

Know your Flags!

Useful information for those visiting the South African Coast.
know your beach flags
drowning is not always obvious!
Information by the NSRI