Cape Stumpnose

(Rhabdosargus holubi)

Kaapse Stompneus

As per the Responsible Angler Guidelines, responsible recreational fishers are requested to not retain but rather tag and release any species caught that are listed as Endangered, Threatened or Vulnerable on a local species list (E.g. National Biodiversity Assessment) or an international list (E.g. The IUCN Red List for Threatened Species).

Cape stumpnose (Rhabdosargus holubi) are endemic fish found in estuaries distributed in coastal waters from St Helena Bay in South Africa up to Mozambique. Cape stumpnose are listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This species is rated as a no-sale species within South Africa only recreational fishers with a permit may catch them following a daily bag (5 pp/pd) and minimum size (20 cm) limits. Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.