Can you eat Cape Stumpnose?

White/Cape Stumpnose Averaging 50cm in length and 3kg in weight, this fish is mostly found in South Africa’s estuaries and sandy shores. This species of fish is very sought after for its tasty white flesh and is great when grilled or braaied.

What do white Stumpnose eat?

Cape stumpnose are commonly found in shallow coastal waters and estuaries as well as deep reefs off the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast. Juveniles feed on eelgrass in estuaries and adults on molluscs, shrimps and crabs. Minimum legal catch size is 20cm. Grows to 40cm.

What is a stump nose fish?

Rhabdosargus holubi, the Cape stumpnose, is a species of fish in the seabream family, Sparidae. It is native to southern Africa, where it can be found mainly along the eastern coast of South Africa. It is a shiny silver fish with a gold line from head to tail.

What do Cape Stumpnose eat?

Adults feed on echinoderms, crustaceans, molluscs, bryozoans and polychaete worms. Juveniles graze on algae and seagrass, such as eelgrass but digest only epiphytic diatoms and encrusting organisms.

What is the legal size for Shad?

30 cm
Minimum size limits give fish a chance to breed at least once before they are caught and protects the fish when they are growing at their fastest. The minimum size limit for shad is 30 cm total length. Bag limits restrict daily catches so that there will be enough fish for everyone.

How do you cook Cape Stumpnose?

On a medium heat place the fish onto a braai grid over the fire. Melt your butter. Once the fish starts to sizzle and skin starts to crisp baist fish with butter, repeat on the other side, do this a few times so that the fish remains moist, as it is a white stumpnose that is being braaied.

How do you cook white Stumpnose?

Why is Shad banned?

This seasonal ban is designed to protect the shad during its peak breeding season. The ban has been in effect since April 2005 and has proven most valuable in maintaining South African shad stocks.

How do you target Natal Stumpnose?

A very wide variety of baits work well, crayfish tail, prawns, langoustine, chokka, mussels, sea lice, red bait, red eye sardine heads, even mackerel heads, along with baby squid, octopus leg and bay squid offer the best results, to narrow it down slightly, when specifically targeting stumpies, octopus leg, sea lice.