Popular Fishing Spots Namibia



The Namibian Coast is still a very popular shore angling fishing destination. Above you will find a Map of the most Popular Fishing Spots in Namibia. Please remember to stay on designated roads only, protect our precious Coastline and Desert for generations to come.

Below are some Rules and Regulations as a Guide Line only.

Please note that you must always get a permit and the latest regulations at the following offices : 

Ministry of Fisheries
NATMIRC / Aquarium
Strand Street
Telephone: 064 410-1000
Ministry of Fisheries
Inspectorate Office,
1st Street,
Telephone: 064 201-6111
Ministry of Fisheries
Inspectorate Office
Telephone: 063 20-2905
Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources
Henties Bay Fishing Centre,
Telephone: +264-64-500320
Price per permit per person is only N$17-00 per month, N$42-00 for 3 months, or N$168-00 per  year.
(Confirmed with Ministry in October 2018) 
This regulation determines the daily quota that can be caught by an angler namely:
  • Barbel: 30
  • Snoek: 20
  • Shark: 1
  • Cob, West Coast steenbras, blacktail and galjoen: 10 in total.
The following sizes are determined for blacktail, galjoen, kob, and steenbras:
  • Blacktail: Minimum size of 25 cm;
  • Galjoen: Minimum size of 30 cm;
  • Cob: Minimum size of 40 cm, but not more than 2 individuals longer than 70 cm (head and tail included);
  • Steenbras: Minimum size of 40 cm, but not more than 2 individuals longer than 65 cm (head and tail included).
  • Rock Lobster: The season and the minimum size remains unchanged, i.e. from 1st November to 30th April, both days included and 65mm carapace length respectively. The maximum number a person may catch and retain, is seven (7) rock lobster per day per permit holder. A person may not harvest any rock lobster between sunset and sunrise.
Marine Resources that may be harvested without a fishing permit
  1. 1 kg of aquatic plants, other than brown seaweed;
  2. 50 black mussels;
  3. 2,5 kg dry weight or 10 kg wet weight of brown seaweed;
  4. 15 limpets
  5. 5 molluscs, other than black mussel, limpet, periwinkle or white mussel;
  6. 25 periwinkles;
  7. 10 kg of seashells; and
  8. 25 white mussels that is not passable through a ring with an inner diameter of 38 mm, when it is in a whole state.
Regulation 9 – Prohibited species
  1. Worms are prohibited.
  2. Red bait may not be cut or in any other way dislodged from the subtract, only red bait which has been washed op on the sea shore may be collected.
Regulation 11: TRANSPORT OF FISH
Each angler per vehicle in possession of a permit may transport 3 times the daily bag limit, but not more than 10 of each of the following species: Kob, steenbras, galjoen and blacktail. All four these species must be in a whole state, head and tail included in order to determine the size.
That means that each angler in possession of a permit may transport the following amount of fish, regardless of how many persons are travelling in one vehicle:
Barbel: 90
Snoek: 60
Shark: 3
Kob, steenbras, blacktail and galjoen: 30 in total, but not more than 10 of each specie and all in a whole state. Of the 10 kob allowed, 6 may be longer than 70 cm and of the 10 steenbras allowed, 6 may be longer than 65cm, head and tail included.
Rock lobster: 7, all in a whole state.
One very positive aspect of the regulations is that every person in a vehicle may now transport his/her own quota of fish, which is the cumulative bag for three days, provided he/she is in possession of a permit. This gives a group of people the opportunity to travel with one vehicle and each transporting his/her own quota of 30 fish. Anglers must make sure that they have their permits with them at all times.

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