There are some unwritten angling rules that are based on etiquette and good manners.
Fishing and angling are terms synonymous with the West Coast on south africa and the Langebaan lagoon offers an exceptional opportunity to do just that.
- Do not pass close to anchored boats at high speed. Most fishing boats on the lagoon are small and your wake may result in a dangerous situation with a kid or equipment falling overboard.
- Do not pass over fishing lines that are in the water. Give the “fishing side” of another boat at least a 50 metre miss.
- Do not anchor so close to another boat that you can interfere with their fishing or conversation.
- When launching at the Langebaan Yacht Club, PLEASE obey the Club rules very strictly.
- Do not enter the slipway with an unprepared boat. Make 100% sure that your boat is ready for an immediate launch.
- Do not attempt a solo launch and then come back to remove your vehicle and trailer. Have somebody with you to take your vehicle off the slip immediately when your boat is off the trailer.
- Do not leave your boat against the jetty for more than 10 minutes.
- Do not leave your boat unattended against the jetty.
- Obey the “no-wake” restriction around the slipway and jetty area.
- In dense fog, bad visibility or at night, proceed at slow speed and with utmost care. There are anchored boats all around and kayak rowers enjoy the flat waters associated with dense fog.
- Do not dispose of empty cans, bottles, plastic bags or bait containers in the water.
- Enjoy it!