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Knysna Estuary Minimum Fish Sizes


Knysna Estuary Minimum Fish Sizes

Below are the current size restrictions and regulations on the most common fish that can be caught on the Knysna Estuary.

*Closed season from 1 October to 30 November each year (Elf / Shad).

  Common NameScientific NameBag LimitSize Limit
  BlacktailDiplodus capensis520 cm
  Cape stumpnoseRhabdosargus holubi520 cm
  Elf (shad)*Pomatomus saltatrix430 cm
  Leervis (garrick)Lichia amia270 cm
  KobArgyrosomus japonicus160 cm
  MulletsMugilidae spp.50n/a
  Spotted grunterPomadasys commersonnii540 cm
  White steenbrasLithognathus lithognathus160 cm
  White musselcrackerSparodon durbanensis260 cm