During the months of October to June, we run Deep Sea Fishing Charters specifically targeting four species of larger fish!
- Yellowfin Tuna: Weigh between 20-120kgs
- Longfin Tuna: Weigh between 10-30kgs
- Skip Jack: Weigh between 3-8kgs
- Big Eye Tuna: Weigh between 60-150kgs
For 9 months of the year Cape Boat Charters will take you out into the deeper oceanic waters off Cape Point – As a result of the mixing of two large ocean currents (Benguela and Agulhas currents), as well as the prevailing winds, nutrient rich water is found at a place know to locals as the “Canyon” – this area is found close to the continental shelf, and it is here that we target the large Yellowfin tuna. These sought after fish reach sizes in excess of 100kgs and make for an unforgettable experience for any fisherman, beginners and experienced alike! One can expect to take anything from 1 to 4 hours to land these incredibly strong fish. Cape Boat Charters have just the right equipment needed to land these fish - “Black magic” harnesses are used to fight the bigger fish, which can take several hours to land. We also use top brands of fishing rods and reels, such as Shimano and Penn.
These tuna can be caught trolling with lures, or by using bait in the warmer blue oceanic water found in the area. Longfin tuna are also caught in the same area and range in size from 10 to 30kgs. they too, also put up a fantastic fight.
Other species of fish caught out here in the tuna grounds include Dorado, Skipjack and Yellowtail – These smaller fish are caught on lighter tackle. Occasionally, Marlin are caught in the same area.