Cape Town offers some of the finest Deep Sea Fishing in the world. The warm Agulhas current of the Indian Ocean meets the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Point, the most southern most tip of the Cape Peninsula. Fuelled by seasonal upwelling along the west coast, this incredibly productive system produces huge numbers of bait fish, which in turn attract large numbers of pelagic as well as coastal game fish.
Professional charter services with experienced skippers and crew are available for big game fishing, game fishing and pelagic birdwatching. Deep Sea Fishing can be enjoyed all year round in Cape Town with Yellowfin tuna usually arriving in large numbers between March and June and again from October to December. These fish can weigh between 50 and 120kg and are found in the deep waters so tuna fishing usually takes a full day. Other species include Longfin tuna, Yellow Tail, Cape Salmon, Swordfish, the odd Marlin and the occasional dorado.
Cape Snoek are available during the winter months. This underrated game fish moves into our waters in huge quantities during the months of May to September. These fish are generally found at depths of around 15-20 meters and are generally in the 5-7kg class. This fishing is for everyone including complete novices.
Cape Town waters are home to a number of difference cetaceans such as common dolphins, dusky dolphins, Southern Right Whales, Humpback whales, Bryde’s whales and Killer Whales (Orca). Mako and blue sharks are often encountered as well as Cape Fur seals and coastal and pelagic seabirds including numerous species of species.
Two Oceans Sport Fishing Charters:
They operate out of the Simon’s Town waterfront and offer conventional as well as fly fishing charters. They currently hold the record for the largest yellowfin tuna taken on fly- weighing in at 76kgs. They are affiliated to Cape Town Tourism and captain Dave Christie is IGFA certified and a qualified marine biologist.
Their boat, Obsession, is a cutom built 30 foot catamaran sport fisher, powered by twin 200 Hp four stroke outboards and capable of doing 40 knots under calm conditions. Obsession is very well equipped with top quality Penn International and Shimano tackle and has an enclosed onboard loo.
Obsession undergoes an annual safety survey by the South Africa Maritime Safety Authority and carries all safety equipment onboard at all times, she is licenced to carry 12 passengers. Radio contact is maintained with coastal radio stations throughout the day, providing a safe and enjoyable charter. A light lunch and refreshments are included.
Hooked on Africa Fishing Charters
They operate from Hout Bay Harbour and International Game Fish Association certified Captain Sean Amor has been fishing the Cape Town waters for over 25 years.
Hooked on Africa Fishing Charters has a fleet of customized charter fishing vessels, personally skippered by professional and qualified guides with years of experience about local conditions and the species they catch, ensuring that your every need is catered for.
Hooked On Africa offers conventional deep sea fishing as well as off-shore flyfishing.
Like their boats, skippers and track record, Hooked on Africa does not compromise on tackle but rather supplies you the angler, with equipment suitable for the species you are targeting. Only PENN INTERNATIONAL and SHIMANO reels are used for most of the targeted species giving you the angler a fair advantage and the fish a fair chance. By replacing IGFA rated lines on a regular basis and by using tried and tested lures they feel you have a chance of turning dreams into reality!
Source: Deap Sea Fishing Cape Town
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