1917A.C.M. OrreyBottom Fishing in Cape Waters 57If mackerel..cannot be obtained [as bait], a small fish such as a mooi noointje or blauw koppie or harder may be caught and used whole in the same way as mackerel.
1951L.G. GreenGrow Lovely 92An appealing name is that of the mooinooientjie, a modest bamboo fish with golden stripes.
1958L.G. GreenS. Afr. Beachcomber 111[Pappe] defended the bamboo fish, or mooi nooientjie (pretty girl) also known as the stinkfish, explaining that [its] diet of seaweed gave out a peculiar smell when the fish was cleaned.
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