6 prawns and side (chips/rice/salad or veg)
This iconic Plett landmark, in its unrivalled location, was first established in the early '80's and over the years the Club has grown making it the biggest fishing club in the Southern Cape. This is one of the few clubs in South Africa that still does a beach launch, creating much excitement to those who would rather not go out to sea but enjoy the fine fare from our deck. Members and non-members welcome.
Why become a member of the Plettenberg Bay Ski Boat Club? Apart from the great members, you will be joining, the club has many benefits such as:
This area has a spectacular view of the beach away from the public.
All members qualify for great discounts, see the restaurant menu for details
All members qualify for great discounts on all club activities
Did we mention how awesome our members are?
To apply for membership, please download the membership APPLICATION form. Membership applications are first approved by our committee. You will be contacted on successful approval.
And offers a relaxed eating experience. All food is freshly prepared and there can be a wait for food but enjoy the call of the gulls and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales and see if you can spot our resident seal. Open Mondays to Saturdays and half day on Sundays
Mon - Sat: 8am - 10pm Sun: 8am - 2.45pm
MEMBERS SUNDAY BRAAI: 3pm - 7pm
Rock and surf angling, due to its easy accessibility has become a very popular sport, the thrill of catching that big one and of course many accounts of the “one that got away” keep anglers going back for another cast over and over again. The role of luck in fishing cannot be discounted and of course, knowledge is power so the more knowledge you have the better your luck.
It doesn’t matter if you have the best tackle money can buy it is useless without the right bait.
Here is a list of the most successful bait used on the South African coastline.
Best used fresh, cut open and remove soft backbone and entrails, skin the body and slice into long, thin strips which can be used singly or together like tassels from the hook. Can be combined with fishbait to make a “mixed grill”.
Catch: Blacktail, Geelbek, Carpenter, Elf, Gurnard, Hake, Kingklip, Kob, Poenskop, (Black Musselcracker) Red-Roman, Red Steenbras, Santer, Spotted Grunter, Steenbras, Strepie, Stumpnose, Yellowtail and Zebra fish.
The most commonly young fish used to form fishbait are Pilchards, Harder, Maas-banker and Steenjie. If using Mackerel or Elf, cut fillets off the bone and using elastic cotton, tie to the hook in long strips. If fishing for large predators use live bait and insert the hook through the back of the fish just below the dorsal fin.
Catch: Tuna, Red Steenbras, Rock Cod, Red Roman, Kob, Elf, Cape Salmon.
Find this highly prized bait, best used fresh, in tidal pools at low tide, use unskinned as bait, just the head or if small enough the whole octopus.
Catch: Cape Salmon, Kob, White and Black Musselcracker, Red Roman
Sand prawns collected by means of a prawn pump
Catch: Blacktail, Cape Salmon/Geelbek, Galjoen,Kob, White Musselcracker, Red Roman, Rock Cod, Spotted Grunter, White Steenbras, Sand Steenbras, Stumpnose, Zebra Fish
Popular when trying to land bottom feeders such as Galjoen and Hottentot. Redbait is found all along the rocky coastal regions but can be difficult to reach, your best bet is trying to get it at a low Spring Tide. Most rock fish prefer red bait fresh.
Catch: Blacktail, Galjoen, Strepie, White Steenbras, Black Musselcracker/Poenskop, Zebra Fish
Which are scarce due to exploitation live beneath the sand in greatest abundance near the low-water mark or beyond and will be found by shuffling your feet into the sand and “feeling for them”.
Catch: Cape Stumpnose, White Steenbras, Sand Steenbras, Spotted Grunter, Galjoen, Blacktail.
Bloodworms live under the sand on the beach, along river banks and around estuaries, bloodworms can be extracted with a prawn pump.
Catch: Blacktail, Sand Steenbras, Cape Stumpnose