Directly after the sa president s announcement that recreational fishing won t be allowed at level 4 groups of angling associations including sacraa and the south african sport anglers and casting confederation sasacc supported by the south african deep sea angling association sadsa and a lot of the fishing industry prepared an appeal to sascoc and the ministry of sport recreation to ask for fishing to be allowed. Lockdown level 3 regulations.
This is due to come into effect on 1 may.
Recreational fishing level 4. Recreational activities explained we take a look at which activities you can enjoy and which rules to keep in mind. In particular we will have further advice on pegging day as soon as possible. The post office can sell you a recreational fishing permit but recreational fishers are not allowed to fish under level 4 lockdown regulations.
Furthermore the south african government has noted that fishing for recreation will be allowed again only when the country reaches level 2 of lockdown. We ask for your patience while we piece together the complexities of what we are facing. The level 4 lockdown period is scheduled to end prior to the start of the game bird season and if we are all responsible during the next four weeks the game bird season is on.
Recreational fishing is not allowed under level 4 lockdown regulations. This includes those people fishing for their own tables. Singh said they were currently operating using a recreational fishing licence which meant they were not permitted to fish under current level 4 lockdown regulations.
The point is she said that none of those activities are permitted under lockdown regulations for level 4. It includes launching boats and any recreational fishing spear fishing or any other watersport activity. Level 4 makes provision for limited economic activity and the easing of some movement.
The south african consolidated recreational angling association sacraa says there are businesses and jobs at stake. Where level 4 had a wholesale ban on all such activities you re now allowed to go swimming surfing kayaking canoeing rowing windsurfing and paddle boarding as long as you re alone or. A curfew from 20 00 to 05 00 will kick in it will be mandatory to wear a cloth face mask you will be able to buy hot foods for delivery but you still can t buy alcohol.
With no relaxation of restrictions for south africa s recreational fishing sector when the country moves to covid 19 level 4 on may 1 thousands of subsistence fishers will remain under lockdown. Forestry and fisheries confirmed that hunting fishing and self drive visits to national parks are allowed during the third phase of south africa s attempts to curb the spread of. Further that under level 4 recreational fishing is not permitted.
It also includes others running charters and taking tourists to engage in game fishing etc.