SADSAA respectfully requests that no Coppers (Red Steenbras) be kept/killed over the period 01 August to 30 November. This is their breeding period and it is important that we as recreational anglers are seen to be doing as much as possible to protect our fish.

The official closed season for this species is from 01 October to 30 November in any year, but by voluntarily bringing the start date forward to 01 August, we are giving the fish a longer period to spawn and a chance for a greater number of eggs to hatch.

PEDSAC thanks everyone who embraces and adheres to this request!