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Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club

the Conservation Minded Club

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Please direct all restaurant bookings to the restaurant (067 065 8862) and not to the PEDSAC office.

Membership fees for 2024 (for those who have not yet settled) will be raised in the next few days, in the form of a quotation; upon payment of this quotation, your paid up invoice will be sent.

If you DO NOT receive a quote, please contact the office (084 284 1046) – some email firewalls prevent the automated invoices from the accounting system being delivered (check junk mail folders too please)

The quote is only for MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATION FEES - Should you wish to add boat fees to your quote/invoice/payment, kindly advise and the quote will be amended to include these fees.

Please note: all membership fees for 2024 are due before or by the 1st January 2024 and will remain valid until the 31st December 2024.

Current 2023 membership is valid until the 31st December 2023.

Should you wish to RESIGN your membership, this must be done in writing via email to Denise van der Merwe by the 1st January 2024.

Those members not renewing their membership by the prescribed date, will receive one reminder for payment, and if we do not hear from you, will assume you no longer require your membership and will be removed from the membership database 7 days after the reminder is sent. (tags and bar cards will be deactivated)

Reactivation of membership before 31st January will incur a late payment fee of R500. After January suspended memberships will need to be re-applied for and be subject to all the applicable fees.

Please remember: Once you are no longer a member of PEDSAC by either resignation or default, YOUR PEY NUMBER MUST BE REMOVED FROM YOUR VESSEL. The same applies to those who sell their vessels – PLEASE REMOVE THE PEY NUMBER

Kindly take note of the change in the PEDSAC banking details as specified in the quote:

The purpose of this Public Notice from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is to alert recreational anglers (and suppliers) of the prohibited use of motorised equipment for recreational angling. This includes drones and remotely operated devices and/or vehicles (including motorised electric reels).

In terms of the Regulations, "angling" means recreational fishing by manually operating a rod, reel and line or one or more separate lines to which no more than ten hooks are attached per line.

The Department intends to rigorously enforce the Regulations that govern recreational angling and ensure offenders are prosecuted and sentences accordingly. The Department will also seize the various illegal devices used and upon any successful conviction will seek an order from the court to have these devices forfeited to the state.

Download the Public Notice of 24 February 2022.

Please take note of the following prohibited fish species:

Basking shark Cetorhinus maximus
Brindle bass Epinephelus lanceolatus
Coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae
Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias
Hammerhead shark Sphyrna spp.
Natal wrasse Anchichoerops natalensis
Pipefish & seahorses Family Syngnathidae
Potato bass Epinephelus tukula
Sawfishes Family Pristidae
Seventy-four Polysteganus undulosus
Whale shark Rhincodon typus
Wreckfish Polyprion spp.

Reference: Recreational Fishing Brochure 2017-18, Prohibited Fish Species List.

Fish Species Closed Seasons

Reference: Recreational Fishing Brochure 2017-18, Recreational Angling items 9 to 12.

Download documentation

See all ships anchored in the bay or passing PE. View Map...


View EPDSAA Tournaments page.

View SADSAA Tournaments Calendar / Rules.

Please contact Denise van der Merwe at the office if you require more information on any of the above.

Marine Radio

Please be aware of the way forward regarding the implementation of the new Coastal Radio Infrastructure and Marine VHF radio apparatus.

Black Steenbras (Poenskop)

Black Steenbras, Poenskop or Cracker (Cymatoceps nasutus) is a fish of legends and at some point every angler who has wet his line in salt water has dreamt of catching a big one...

Member Photos

Submit any angling related photos you would like to share to the Club Administrator for publishing.