Catch and release or keep and freeze?
Watching a big fish swim off after a successful release leaves you with a special kind of satisfaction. Handle fish with care to ensure that the ones you release have the best possible chance of survival. If the fish is tired, give it time to recover while holding it upright in the water, allowing water to flow through its gills. If the fish is small, put it back gently into the water; don’t just fling it at the waves.
We keep some fish, but always within regulations. A fresh catch on the braai is a welcome treat after a hard day of fishing. The best size to keep would be 50 – 60 cm kob and 30 – 40 cm galjoen. These sizes are easy to freeze and transport, and also fit easily on a braai.