INSHORE YELLOWTAIL FISHING CHARTER
(YEAR ROUND) – HALF DAY
Cape Town offers us amazing yellowtail fishing off Cape Point and False Bay in the summer months and around the famous Robben Island in the winter months. (Robben Island is where our former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned from 1964 onwards ). Using light tackle and spinning for yellowtail (Seriola Lalandi) offers action packed and exciting fishing for both youngsters and adults alike. Even though they are only 3kg to 6kg in size, yellowtail are exceptionally strong fighters for their size and once hooked will swim straight for the bottom to try “reef” you.
Whilst trolling for yellowtail can be successful at times, Bruce prefers stalking the fish and specialises in sightcasting for them with metal spinners and plastic surface lures. This is a much more exciting way of catching them and is very visual, often letting you watch the fish chase and grab the spinner or surface lure. Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda), Cape Snoek (Thyrsites atun) and what we call a Slender Tuna are sometimes also caught.
What’s also nice about this charter is that you get stunning views of Table Mountain and Cape Town from the sea whilst fishing at Robben Island. We also encounter whales, dolphins, penguins, Oceanic Sunfish and seals during this charter.
Duration of charter is 5-6 hours. Snacks and drinks will be provided.