Deep ocean Big-Game fishing ranges from 20 to 40 nautical miles from land and is concentrated mainly on Yellowfin, Albacore (Longfin) & Bigeye Tuna and Swordfish but can also produce a Black, Blue or Striped Marlin. Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna range in size from 40 to 100+ Kilograms with the Albacore (Longfin) Tuna from 8 to 30 Kilograms. Also present are Dorado (Dolphin, Mahi Mahi), Yellowtail and the occasional Wahoo and Long & Shortbill Spearfish.
The shoals of game-fish are found in the warmer currents off the Atlantic coast where they feed on the abundance of Pilchard, Anchovies and Saury. Boats depart from Hout Bay, Simonstown or Millers Point, depending on the location of the fish and warm currents at the time. With an early start the boats usually have their lines in by 8 am. which allows the charter a very full days fishing.
During the recent season our boats returned with excellent catches of Tuna, with some fish exceeding 100-kg. Our best day of last season recorded 21 Yellowfin Tuna, between 4 anglers. Due to the abundance of Tuna, no focused Marlin fishing is done, however many are seen and a few landed every year.
We have achieved numerous South African game fish records and our boat, Jabulani, still holds the World, All Africa, and South African records for the Albacore (Longfin) Tuna. During the 1999/2000 season our boat landed a Long-bill Spearfish which broke the All-Africa and South African records for the species.
Our boats, combined with the experience of our skippers, are able to take your film crew into almost any situation to ensure you capture the ultimate in footage the first time. With a stable platform to shoot from and the height advantage of a fly-bridge your crew will not have to battle to keep their footing enabling them to concentrate on getting that perfect shot. The lounge affords relaxing comfort on the long days where, out of the sun, spray and weather, almost any amount of equipment can be carried.
Photo Shoots The perfect venue for those nautical photo shoots. We will take you, your crew and models to secluded locations or put you in the most advantageous position inside a harbour for those unique back-ground shots. Our clean and well-maintained boats have ample space for the models and photographers on the front, at the back or up on the fly-bridge. The cabins afford ideal changing and storage facilities.
A trip into the scenic, rugged valleys surrounded by the towering mountains of the Cape is an experience you’ll never forget. Setting out at day-break and working up through the clear streams with our guides will bring you some of the most spectacular Rainbow and Brown Trout action you could wish for.
Floating a nymph past the nose of a wily fish huddled in its lair, is enough to get anyone’s heart racing so loud you’ll believe the fish could hear it.
During the winter months our guides prefer take you out into the countryside to experience the fishing in one of the many spectacular lakes of the Cape. Tubing or wading around these picturesque locations is a must for any fly enthusiast and it is in these lakes that the biggest fish are found.
Carp fishing paradise is right here in Cape Town. Fish ranging in size from a few pounds to over 40 pounds not being uncommon. We regularly have days of over 20 fish per angler – ongoing action with very little waiting time, especially for those anglers with little patience. Our specially manufactured ground-baits and flavours have ensured our high success rate throughout the year. We have also specialized in the catching of Carp, some exceeding 15 kg, on the fly – a truly exciting method of sight-casting to the fish, watching them pick up the fly and striking at the right moment. Even if you have never cast a fly before, we will have you fishing like a pro within an hour.
Large and Small Mouth Bass are plentiful in the lakes throughout the year, though more easily caught in the Spring. Our experienced guides will take you to their secret locations for spectacular action with the trophy fish. Either by boat or from the shores, the explosive crash of a Bass on your lure sends the adrenalin pumping through the veins of even the hardened angler.
Also abundant are large Barbel (catfish) , Bream and Eels which ensure ongoing action throughout the day. Special baits and rigs are the order of the day when out with our freshwater guides who regularly return with sizable catches.
Beach and Rock
The coast line along the Cape is rugged in its beauty with a contrast from the long flat sandy beaches to the almost inaccessible rocky outcrops where the sheer cliff-face meets the sea. The coast is scattered with bays, beaches and ledges which allow you to fish at any time in any weather. Equipped with Land Rover 4 wheel drive vehicles we are able to take you to places you never believed existed and fish in waters seldom visited by fishermen.
The more common species you can expect includes Kob, Cape Salmon (Geelbek), Shad (Elf / Blue fish), Musselcracker, Steenbras, Garrick (Leerfish), Galjoen, Dassies, Belman, Stumpnose plus a host of Shark and Ray species. These fish range in size from the smaller rock dwellers of a pound to the giant Sharks of a few hundred pounds plus anything in-between.
Trips to the more remote locations necessitates staying over in a camp or lodge where many a fishing tale is born around the crackling night fire. This is a true African experience which will never be forgotten.