Cape Town Marine collection

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    I am looking for a Capetonian who collects his own amphipods or has collected amphipods in the past. I am in Cape Town for two weeks and I wanted to head off to the rock pools with the hope of collecting but I do not have an idea what to do.

    Also keen on catching Broke Back shrimp. I once saw them at the rock pools just before Sandy Bay.
    Any help with live food collection, area's and advice on collecting would be appreciated

    Andre
     
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    I used to collect pods. Id go to the sea point area at low tide, theres a nice shallow pool in the front left of the research aquarium. Pick up smallish rocks that have seaweed, Ulva usually has the best results, and shake it upside down in a bucket of water. A whole bunch of interesting things will fall out and you''ll need to sift through what you want.

    Good luck with finding broke back shrimp, you hardly ever see them and if you do its one or two.
     
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    Thank you for the valuable advice. I am sure the weather is not going to help much but I will take a drive and do as you suggested. Maybe a sunny day in Cape Town might just count in my favour. I use to find Broke back shrimp in abundance in the rock pools just outside the Sandy Bay walk but this is 8 years ago and my most recent visit did not yield a single shrimp. Appreciate the help
     
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    What is broke back shrimp? Glass shrimp? If so then Hermanus will be your best bet. Winter times they are a little less and harder to find than in summer.
     
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    Only place i've seen those shrimp was at blouburg (which is also not a bad spot for pods, mainly in Little bay) and that was some time ago.
     
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    Hi Jason

    They are often called Glass shrimp - any specific area in Hermanus that I should be looking at,
    Thanks 495B for the Little bay link
     
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    Ive been rock pooling cape town waters for months. In the last year or 2 i have not spotted any glass shrimp. Hermanus at old harbour there is a tidal pool on the left. I cought over 40 there in less than an hour. Water is much colder there now so they will be little less.
     
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    I had a few poeple tell me they cought shrimps at Sea Point. I have seen a photo also but at the time it was a year or 2 old photo.
     
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    Jason - Any secrets as to how to catch the guys !!!!!
     
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    Normal fish nets. I usally use 2. Got to be vey fast and also have a good eye to spot them. When are you planning on catching them,? I might be going this sunday. Low tide is at 8:30am
     
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    Jason, I am more that willing to fall into line with someone plans - if you are heading that way, let me know
     
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    Shot. Pm me your details. Will keep in touch
     
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