Late Afternoon Fishing On The Bot River Estuary

Late afternoon on the Bot River Estuary
'Late Afternoon on the Bot River Estuary' -- Photo: John Bradfield (click to enlarge)

On this windless and sunny late-afternoon Friday the conditions look perfect for a lone fishing skiff on the Bot River Estuary. Seasonally, it opens to the sea and this ensures that a variety of fish spawn in the protected waters of the estuary.

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The Bot River Estuary lies on the edge of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, against the slopes of the Kogelberg Mountain range. It is situated in the heart of the Overberg region, on the southern coast of South Africa.

At this time of day an ozone-laden sea mist floats slowly inland over the slopes of the Kogelberg mountains on a gentle breeze. Flamingos and other waders feed in the shallows (6 photographs).

Recent rains have raised the water levels and it’s looking a little fuller than it has for some time now.

Ozone-laden sea mist
Ozone-laden sea mist on the slopes of the Kogelberg mountains

Flamingos wading in the shallows
Flamingos wading in the shallows are sometimes joined by pelicans


Waders and other birds
The Estuary supports a rich variety of waders and other birds -- Photo: John Bradfield (click any image to enlarge)


A fishing skiff lies in deeper water
A fishing skiff lies in the deeper water on the far side
The Estuary supports a rich variety fauna
The Estuary supports a rich variety fauna

2 thoughts on “Late Afternoon Fishing On The Bot River Estuary”

  1. Hi John, just a quick question. The first picture in this article, was that the one that “broke” the camera?

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