1970S. Afr. Panorama JuneThere are actually quite a number of fish suitable for making bokkems...We concentrate on haarder, stumpnose, steenbras, elf (shad) and ‘doppies’ (small silver fish). Bokkems are also often made from marsbanker.
1990Our Living World 11 Mar. 4Angling favourites such as white steenbras and stumpnose.
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986), the name ‘Cape stumpnose’ is used for R. holubi, ‘Natal stumpnose’ for R. sarba, ‘red stumpnose’ for C. gibbiceps, and ‘white stumpnose’ for R. globiceps.
1872C.A. PaytonDiamond DiggingsHaving refreshed ourselves at a funny Dutch inn, we returned to Cape Town with a good appetite for dinner, at which we had a very excellent fish called ‘red stumpnose!’
1893H.A. BrydenGun & Camera 448Presently some bigger fish made themselves felt; these were the rooi stompneus (red stump-nose), a big, heavy-shouldered fish, vividly striped in red and silver.
1930C.L. BidenSea-Angling Fishes 169Little bands of anglers, not aware of the original names, have given ‘pet’ names to this fish...The red stumpnose is known as ‘Lucy’ by many anglers at East London and Port Elizabeth, Michael or Mighel at Knysna.
1977Darling 8 June 118The stumpnose family make excellent steaming fish, and always remind me of my dear late grandmother, who was very choosy..and considered that a piece of steamed red stumpnose was the only kind of fish really beneficial to her delicate digestion, while the rest of the family were messily gnawing away at harder heads.
1984Daily Dispatch 6 Nov. 13Sustained catches..had resulted in serious depletion of the stocks of species such as..red stumpnose.
1880‘C.W.’ inCape Monthly Mag.II. Mar. 162As fast as I could haul them in, came up bouncing fat Hottentot fish, varied now and then by a grand white stumpnose.
1955C. HorneFisherman’s Eldorado 23When warm water comes to False Bay white stumpnose leave the shallows and do not return till the following winter.
1969J.R. GrindleyRiches of Sea 81Other common estuarine fish — the white stumpnose..and the white steenbras..are carnivores and feed mainly on the little crustaceans in the mud banks.
1981Argus 29 Jan. 9Elf and white stumpnose have been extremely scarce this summer.
1992Yeld & Gubb inAfr. WildlifeVol.46No.2, 201‘Angling’ species such as white steenbras, yellowtail, elf, kob, white stumpnose, dassie and belman.
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