BOATS

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The 24′ Sportfisher, Jabulani, powered by two 115 hp Mariner 4-stroke EFI outboards, has become a legend in her time.

Regularly the top catch boat on the day with some outstanding accomplishments, national and world record fish to her name, she is often called on to compete in National and International tournaments.

Completely rigged for both in-shore and off-shore fishing with an enclosed cockpit and two bunk cabin, outriggers, downrigger, fighting chair, latest GPS navigation, plotting and fish-finding instrumentation including radar and marine radios. She was designed by a local naval architect especially to take on the Cape seas and cruise comfortably at 20 – 30 knots.

A comfortable ride while versatile enough to get up close for that unbelievable picture. Being a custom built boat she is the ideal light tackle and fly-fishing boat yet equally at home when handling a large Marlin or Tuna 40 miles offshore.

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Corsair, offers the ultimate in comfort and spaciousness with cabins, shower and toilets up front and large air-conditioned saloon complete with fitted galley, ample seating, TV and music system.

She has a fly-bridge and spacousdeck area where, when you’ don’t have a line in the water, one can relax and enjoy sundowners, barbecue, sun tan, or get a great view of Dolphins, Penguins, Whales and Seals.

Twin 450hp in-board diesel engines power this magnificent vessel and, being specifically designed to take on any weather in the Cape, she gives a safe, comfortable ride. She has become very well known for her regular outstanding catches of Tuna as well as Swordfish.

 

World class boats specially designed for charter fishing off the Cape coast.

Fully rigged Sportfishers ranging from the quick and highly effective 24 footer ‘Jabulani’, to luxury of a 48 foot ‘Corsair’. We have the boat to suit your requirements.

Our boats range from a luxurious 48′ ‘Corsair’ to the fast and highly effective 24′ ‘Jabulani’. All vessels are equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art GPS navigation, plotters, radar, video fish finders, auto-pilot, VHF marine radios and ship-to-shore communications as well as a comprehensive range of safety equipment from life rafts to flares and medical equipment.

Safety at Sea

All our vessels undergo an annual safety survey by the South African Maritime Safety Authority and carry a comprehensive range of safety equipment at all times. The skipper also carries out a through inspection of his vessel, equipment and motors before proceeding to sea.

Equipped with the latest GPS navigation equipment the boats are able to run an accurate course to their destination, estimate arrival times and avoid any known obstacles. Radar enables the boats to safely navigate through the fog and at night or periods of zero visibility.

Through VHF, CB and S.S.B. marine radios a constant contact is maintained with the land stations at Cape Point and Scarborough as well as vessels at sea. Each boat is logged out on its departure and logged back on its return ensuring a constant monitoring of the vessel during the trip.

Captains

All our skippers are highly competent and accomplished in all aspects of marine navigation, safety, survival and vessel maintenance. Our skippers carry the South African Maritime Safety Authority and South African Deep Sea Angling Association certificates of competency for vessels under their command.
We are proud to have AFRICA’S FIRST IGFA CERTIFIED Captain – Rob Naysmith

Being highly rated as deep-sea fishermen, they are able to offer the most comprehensive service and assistance necessary to both the accomplished and novice angler. They remain in close contact with the commercial fleet for the latest fishing information and monitor weather patterns to enable them to predict the best possible areas for you to catch your dream fish. With a through knowledge of the Cape coast they are able to take you to places and sights you never believed existed.

Their close interaction with the marine environment will afford you the opportunity to experience oceanic life you may only see in pictures

Crew

The crew (or deckie) is that hard working person who serves drinks, lunch, and snacks, rigs up the tackle, puts on your bait, gaffs and cleans your fish, changes the music or TV channel and ultimately washes and cleans the boat. The boat crew, selected and trained by the skipper, is competent in handling the boat navigating and fishing techniques. The skipper and crew usually have a long working relationship and to watch them work as a team on a shoal or in the critical moments while landing a big fish, is an incredible sight

Guides

We have a range of professional guides with over 40 years experience in the Western Cape. Each guide is selected for his knowledge and expertise of the specific sphere of fishing being undertaken. Whether you want to catch beautiful wild Rainbows and Browns in spectacular freestone mountain streams, aggressive large and small mouth Bass in one of the picturesque Cape lakes or chase the many shore species along the coast, our guides give you the trip of a life-time.
Guiding for Saltwater species is a specialty in which we have developed techniques and skills gained over years of saltwater angling. Our guides understand the habits and natures of the target species and are able to locate and spot fish with regular success. Wading in the rolling surf, casting to a frenzied shoal of game fish or stalking along the lagoon sandbar, you will enjoy some of the most exciting and prolific saltwater fly-fishing in the world.

Tackle

Our boats are equipped with the latest rods, reels, lures and tackle. The client is welcome to bring their own equipment and this is encouraged if the search is for world line-class record fish. For the serious angler we cater for all IGFA line classes from 2kg through to 34 kg. Should a specific line class be required for the day, we need to be advised in advance.

Our reels, Penn International and Shimano TLD series, are of the lever drag type to stand up to the punishment of a big fish. Lines are checked and changed after each days fishing and all rods and reels are thoroughly serviced on a monthly basis. Lure manufacturers worldwide often use our boats to test their new designs and developments. We are therefore able to fish the very latest in lure technology giving our clients that extra edge.

All tackle is rigged in advance by the crew and constant changes are carried out during the day should the need arise. The crew prepares baits, chum (burley) and traces on route to the fishing grounds so fishing begins as soon as we arrive.

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