Deep Sea Fishing Adventures
A day out in the deep, blue Atlantic brings you into contact not only with one of the world’s toughest fighting fish but also exposes you to a diverse and wondrous ecosystem. Out in the powerful currents, you’ll have the opportunity to see many species of albatross, killer whales (orcas), dusky dolphins and the like. The tuna season runs from September to June, with the best times being at the beginning and end of the season.
The Cape has some of the richest tuna grounds in the world.
The yellowfin tuna found in Cape waters often tops the scales at more than 80 kg and we catch longfins of more than 20 kg. The Cape yellowtail is a member of the Carynx family and is also a formidable fighter. We normally find these fish around the Cape Point, which offers visitors the opportunity to see this spectacular headland from the water. We usually include a bit of cray-fishing (West Coast lobster) in the day trip. So you can expect a decadent crayfish lunch on board. The season runs from May to November.
Snoek is the only fish available during the winter months.
This underrated game fish moves into our waters in huge quantities between May and September. We tend to find them at depths of around 15–20 meters and they provide the keen fly-fisherman with a worthy challenge. Snoek are generally in the 5–7 kg class. This kind of fishing can be enjoyed by everyone, even complete novices. Tuna fishing takes a full day and involves travelling up to 30 miles offshore. If you suffer from seasickness, please inform us so we can provide you with the necessary precautions before coming aboard.
Other species that are targeted off the peninsula’s coastline are blue sharks, dorado and mako sharks. Daiwa stand-up rods with both Penn International and Shimano reels are supplied for conventional fishing.
We also offer a variety of other, unique fishing experiences, such as the legendary sardine run (also known as ‘the greatest shoal on earth’) and the barbel run in the Okavango Delta. And what about catching a tiger fish on Lake Kariba? Mozambique is also an increasingly popular fishing destination. Contact us for more information about these unique fishing havens.