Offshore Sport fishing Charters – Fishing Charters Cape Town
The world renown Deep-sea Fishing Charter experience, right here in Cape Town, South Africa.
Since 1993 we’ve built an enviable reputation for catching fish, proving that “we don’t just take you fishing,…. we take you catching“
Offshore Sport fishing Charters has been the tried and trusted fishing charter operator in Cape Town since 1993.
From the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain to the mystique and sheer awesomeness of Cape Point. Our coastline is a marvel of sandy beaches and vertical cliff faces of towering mountains that have lost half of their being to the seas. And what really makes this area unique is that this is where two great oceans meet.
The seas around Cape Point are where the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean dissolve into the icy cold waters of the South Atlantic Ocean.
It is this meeting of the different currents of these two oceans that brings the abundance of sea life to the area. All starting with the upwelling along the Atlantic side of the coast that brings vast quantities of plankton to our shores. This plankton is the vital food source for the massive shoals of Pilchard, Anchovies, Mackerel and a host of other small pelagic fishes and squids, which in turn form the main food source of all our bigger predatory fish.
This area also teems with Seals, Penguins, Whales and Dolphins so your chances of seeing some of these magnificent creatures up close whilst on a charter with us, is almost guaranteed. False Bay is also the home to many truly gigantic Great White Sharks and you shouldn’t be surprised when one makes an unexpected appearance within a few feet of you.
We cater for people of all ages and experience, in fact we specialise in helping the children catch a fish they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. And how many people in this world can boast having caught a fish over 100lb on their very first fishing trip.
Off-shore Big Game Fishing
Deep ocean Big-Game fishing ranges from 20 to 40 nautical miles from land READ MORE…
Saltwater Fly Fishing – False Bay
We are proud to have been the pioneers of boat based salt-water fly-fishing in the Cape. READ MORE…
Shark Fishing – Cape Point
Due to the abundance of marine life off the Cape coast many species of shark are attracted to the area. READ MORE…
Reef Fishing – South Africa
A quick run to the fishing grounds in False Bay, off Cape Point or along READ MORE…
In-shore Game Fishing – Cape Town
The warmer waters in False Bay are the home to shoals of hard fighting Southern Yellowtail READ MORE…
One of the best areas in the world for catching Yellowfin Tuna. Found most commonly around an undersea canyon from 25 to 40 miles offshore …Read More
In the same area we also find large shoals of Albacore (Longfin) Tuna, and depending on the time of year, will range from 10kg (20lb) to world record sized fish over 35kg (70lb). These Tuna fight equally hard as any Yellowfin and are caught in the same manner, except that they come in bigger shoals.
Out here in the warm currents we also find Big-Eye Tuna, Southern Bluefin Tuna, a number of sizable Mako and Blue Sharks, as well as a few Dorado, the odd Wahoo, vast schools of Skipjack Tuna, with the occasional Black, Striped or Blue Marlin making an appearance from February to April.
Closer inshore, the waters inside False Bay and extending in a radius of 5 miles around Cape Point, we find our multitude of smaller, but equally game fishes, in huge numbersRead More
Also found close in along our coast is the famous Cape Snoek, a long, slender, bright sliver fish. These fish, although most prolific during the Winter months, form the backbone of our inshore commercial fishery. These fish range in size from 3 to 8kg with the average weight being around 5kg. Don’t be fooled by their apparent light weight, these Snoek fight extremely hard and are not easily boated.
During the Summer months, from October through to April, we enjoy the presence of the big reef and bottom dwelling fish into the False Bay area. These include the sizable Kob (Kabeljou) that range in size from a few kilograms to over 50kg (100lb). We also find large shoals of Cape Salmon (Geelbek, or Kelp Bass in California), not to be mistaken for any kind of Atlantic Salmon, that range in numbers from 20 to 30 fish to well over a few hundred. Their sizes range from around 4kg to 12kg with 8 to 10kg being most common. There are a host of smaller reef dwellers such as Red Roman, Hottentots, Jackopever (a kind of Rockcod), Red and White Stumpnose, Blacktail, and many others.
As in many areas with a high concentration of fish, we have our share of in-shore or coastal Sharks. From the unbelievably enormous Great White Shark to the small Gully Sharks. In our list we also include the strong fighting Bronze Whaler, the lightning fast Thresher Shark, the slow, powerful Ragged Tooth and Cow Sharks as well as the common Smooth Hound Sharks – most ranging in size from 50kg (100lb) to well over the 300kg (600lb) mark. It is also quite common to hook a giant Ray or Skate in our waters so never be surprised if the fish you’ve been fighting for a few hours turns out to be a Skate of a few hundred kilograms and the size of a king size bed blanket . We release all our Sharks, Skates and Rays and we do not target Great White Sharks, we release them as quickly and with the least amount of stress and trauma possible.
Hi Rob Just a quick message to say thanks for your tremendous hospitality to us on our recent trip to S.A. Please say hello to Dave Mark and Andre from all of us. We enjoyed all aspects of our trip to S.A. but the days we spent fishing were special. We enjoyed the fishing, the fun we had on the boats and the socialising afterwards. Once again thanks for everything Rob. Roll on 2004 –looking forward to the return trip. If you or any of the other guys are on this side of the world please give us a shout. Thanking you Eric O Neill Ireland WHOSE YOUR DADDY
About time to say hello after my return to good-old-England. We are now heading towards summer and fishing-wise that is the time to be here. With the mackerels coming in the big fish at the numerous wrecks (we have loads of them thanks to the Germans !) cod and ling start feeding well. On a good day, we get up to 100 fish per boat. The weight ranged from a few pounds to over 25lbs) Good fishing, but nothing compared to the stuff you offer. I hope you are having fun and a less rough weather. Needless to repeat how much fun we had. I organised a big braai and my entire family attended. I braaied a Yellowtail, a Katonkel and a Skippy and also used the biggest Yellowtail for Sushi. It was a big success. To my surprise, the Katonkel was the most popular choice apart from the Sushi. What I personally enjoyed the very most was seeing the level of maritime knowledge that you used and also quite keenly shared with me. Yes..fishing needs luck, but you are a perfect example of how to make your own luck. It also must be great to see that Scotty shares your passion. Must be great joy to see all this skill and knowledge passed to the next generation. I look forward to see you again next year and if you wish so I will highly recommend you.
Hi Rob I just want to pass on a big thank you from myself and my brother after our fishing trip with yourself on Friday, 27th February. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and enjoyed your knowledge, experience and your company. The fishing was great and I have no hesitation in recommending yourself to anyone interested in sea fishing. Once again, many thanks and hopefully we will see you again for more of the same some time in the future. Best Regards Nairn Gammie
An unscheduled spare day in Cape Town and what better way to see the action than to give Rob a call. I called Rob at 09:30 and by 11:30 we were into the first of 27 Snoek (yet another record for Rob and his team) total weight caught was 226 pounds It was the best day I have had offshore fishing and the next time I come to Cape Town I will definitely be planning ahead and maybe go for the Tuna or Marlin or maybe even a few Brownies from the Stellenbosch mountain streams!
Hi Rob. Nice to see that everything is working again. I don’t think that you know what kind of impact you make to people that love fishing and everything around it. You are a true hero to many of us, not because that we think that you are stunning and could be model anytime. In fact you are rather ugly when I think of it, No it is your rare love to the ocean and things living in it. We catch it because it’s there, without it, it is nothing to catch!!! You and I ain’t over yet man; I am going big before i die and you are not going to stop me. Just tell me the price for your scabby old boat for a few days and I write you a check this instant. See ya before you know it… Pete”the swede” Atkinson. From Rob: This was one of the more pleasant mails I get after making my clients suffer on fish. Guess all’s fair in love and war, and I probably deserve it. But what you don’t see is my reply ….. and I’ll keep it that way 🙂 And hey, one day I’ll also be a star, even if it’s only in a horror movie – so there.
Hi Rob, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful afternoon of snoek fishing. Unfortunately, for my nephew Jonathan, this was his very first fishing experience. You may have spoiled any future fishing expeditions that he takes. It is unlikely that he will have such a great afternoon as we had with you. I have fished on six continents and I can say that our afternoon with you was one of the best fishing expeditions that I have ever had. I hope that we can fish again with you in the not too distant future.
“I have had no hesitation in recommending Rob Naysmith to any of my friends heading down to Cape Town. Having been on two trips with Rob I found him not only to be utterly professional, but great fun as well. It was immediately clear that he really knew his stuff, and knows the area intimately. I came away from both days having had great sport, good fun and a marvelous learning experience. I can’t wait to get back out there!” Vaughan Tredwell Equity Derivatives Broker FIMAT International Banque SA London
Hello there Rob Just a compliment on the comprehensive and excellent site. I find the reports and updates most useful. Keep up the good work and well done on the rescue.
Just wanted to thank you for a really good day yesterday. We are eating a yellowtail tonight (unfortunately had already organised dinner in a restaurant last night). Although Magali felt fairly terrible for most of the trip (hey, the young, they are so ‘precious’!!!) she was so pleased she made the trip since she saw whales, seals (won’t to into those brutes!!), penguins, cormorants, baby sharks, ‘small’ crayfish, crabs etc. etc. so we all had a brilliant time. Thank you so much once again and look forward to meeting you again one day.
Good after noon My name is Stiaan du Plooy and I live in PTA (Pretoria). I want to congratulate you on your excellent web-site as this kept me busy for over 3 hours! You also made it clear to me that one have to start thinking before just going to fish (with your inputs on the tackle)! This sport is not really new to me but as I am living inland and not able to fish whenever the whether suits for it, you opened up my eyes and the way forward in my fishing! By just reading your articles and stories, not to mention the photos, I will make a point of it to have the privilege to come down and fish with you guys! It is one of my dreams to be in a battle with an 80+kg Yellow fin on 15kg line and I must say you have convinced me to contact you when the bank manager gives me the go-ahead! In the meantime keep up the good work and very interesting tests on the tackle! Greetings
There’s absolutely no doubt that in the fishing charter business, … experience is EVERYTHING. And that’s why we can say without hesitation, “we don’t just take you fishing, we take you ‘catching”. We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.