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South Africa Western Cape
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Longfin Tuna Catch ©Chris Spengler - Afton Grove http://www.afton.co.za/deep-sea-fishing.htm

You will notice that there is no introduction to this section yet.

I would like to fill this gap with an introduction from a local angler [or someone who is a frequent visiting fisherman] for every one of the geographical pages on Fatfisherman.com.

The many thousands of anglers now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the area from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time or overseas visitors usually visit or that are well known outside of the area.

Each introduction carries the e-mail address of the contributor so that anglers can get in touch with them if, for example, they are planning a trip [unless the contributor is unable to do this] so it could bring you extra business if you own a local fishery or tackleshop, charter boat or magazine etc.

Please get in touch if you feel you can contribute an introduction to this page - you don't have to be an expert; I'm not!

Its sister site, Fatbirder.com is regularly used by hundreds of thousands of birdwatchers when planning overseas trips or birding closer to home. That site gets four million hits a month and has a high Google rating because it is an information resource that is both comprehensive and trusted.

Help me make Fatfisherman.com the first point of reference for anyone who wants to go fishing anywhere in the world!

Fishing Reports

http://xtremefishingreports.blogspot.co.uk/
Fishing reports and spots for Western cape...

Cape Town, Diep River - Tuckers Tackle

Website
We import a wide range of tackle such as Mustad Products and Green River Victory Diving Knives. We are agents for and represent locally produced Big T Lures , Ande and Momoi Lines. Well-known fishing brands, i.e. Shimano, Daiwa, Kingfisher and Penn are readily available in our store...

Cape Town, Milnerton Ridge - Steam X

http://www.streamxflyfishing.co.za
sales@streamx.co.za - Tackle, Guiding and Trips...

Mosselbay - Go Fish

Shop 12 Bayview Cntr., Da Nova, Mosselbay - Tel: +27 (0)44 690 3577 - Cell +27 (0)84 626 3190 - Email: elton@gofishmosselbay.co.za - Your one stop tackle shop and deep sea fishing specialist store. We are dedicated to anglers in all facets of the sport. Our deep sea fishing charter boats are the best in Mosselbay and on the Garden Route...

Paarl - Paarl Pets & Angling

Website
Having been keen fisherman all our lives, frequenting favourite spots such as Bloemhof Dam, Baberspan, Theewaters Kloof and other, and due to the lack off proper tackle shops in Paarl, we decided to once again take a favourite hobby and expand it into a business...

Breede River

Information
Satellite View
The Breede River is the longest river in the Western Cape, running 300 km from it's headwaters in the mountains above Ceres, through the beautiful Cape winelands, reaching the Atlantic Ocean at the small fishing village of Witsands...

Bulshoek Dam

Information
Satellite View
Bulshoek Dam is situated alongside the N7 national road, approximately 20 km past Clanwilliam on the road to Namibia. The dam is set amidst stunning scenery, surrounded by green farmlands and the magnificent Cedarberg Mountains as a backdrop...

Clanwilliam Dam

Information
Satellite View
Clanwilliam Dam is possibly the prime Smallmouth Bass fishing venue in South Africa. Abuted by the Cedarberg mountain range, 250 km from Cape Town, it's possible to fish the lake on a day trip, but it's better to overnight at the lake in order to make the most of available fishing time...

Groenvlei (Lake Pleasant)

Information
Satellite View
Groenvlei, also called Lake Pleasant is situated just outside Sedgfield and close to Knysna, adjacent to the N2 national road in the Garden Route. Groenvlei is the only natural lake to contain Bass in South Africa....

Jonkershoek Fly Fishery - Uniedal

Information
Satellite View
The Jonkershoek Flyfishing Contact Person is Charl Hamilton. 021 866 1011 - jflyfish@iafrica.com - P.O. Box 6159, Uniedal, Stellenbosch 7612 - Nestled high in the most picturesque valley and protected from the Cape's howling winds, the Jonkershoek flyfishery offer superb flyfishing for both the experienced and the novice angler. The flyfishery operates from the oldest trout hatchery in Southern Africa, started in 1892...

Koos Raubenheimer Dam

Information
Satellite View
Koos Raubenheimer Dam is a deep, rocky dam close to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. The dam has a a good population of largemouth bass and is extremely clear with visibility of usually more than 2 metres. Known by insiders as the bass Mecca of the Little Karoo, Raubenheimer regularly delivers bass in the 2 - 3 kilo range, even topping 3 kg, although the average seems to be more in the half to one kilo range...

Kwaggaskloof (Quaggaskloof) & Brandvlei Dam

Information
Satellite View
Kwaggaskloof (sometimes spelled Quaggaskloof) and Brandvlei Dam is considered by many to be one of the prime Smalmouth Bass waters in South Africa, some would argue that it is THE prime Smallmouth lake. Regardless, the lake is certainly one that has some BIG Smallmouth Bass, until recently it was the holder of the South African record, a fish of 3.23 kg (7 lbs) caught on a crawdad coloured soft plastic worm in 4 metres (12 foot) of water in September 1998...

Theewaterskloof Dam

Information
Satellite View
Approximately 1 and a half hours drive from Cape Town, just outside the town of Villiersdorp, Theewaterskloof Dam is a large impoundment with a capacity of 480 million cubic metres when full and a surface area of 48 square kilometres...

Cape Piscatorial Society

http://www.piscator.co.za
The Cape Piscatorial Society (CPS) is based in Cape Town and is the foremost fly-fishing club in the country, with a membership spanning groups of all ages and ethnic origins. This membership includes both local and international fly-fishing enthusiasts...

Green & Sea Point Anglers Club

Club Website
Established in May 1948 by local enthusiasts, Green & Sea Point Anglers Club is conveniently situated to serve the needs of the bank angler in the greater Cape Town and surrounding areas. We are a proud and long standing member of the Western Province Freshwater Anglers Association and compete in their annual league. We hold monthly club competitions and not only encourage guests but welcome them too. Chairman Andrew Hoek 0826821944 Secretary Rene Skorpen 0724184520

Paardavlei Light Tackle Boat Club

Our Chairman: Paul Jacobs ( jacobs@yebo.co.za) Secretary: Willem van Wyk - wvwyk@mweb.co.za - Records Officer: Derek Engelbrecht - derekeng@mweb.co.za - Home Tel: 021-8533407

Afton Grove Country Retreat

Accommodation
Be treated to hospitality and country living within the tranquil, secure grounds of Afton Grove Country Retreat, a Self Catering Cape Town and Bed and Breakfast in Noordhoek...

Western Cape Fishing Lodges

http://www.sa-venues.com/accommodation/fishinglodges-westerncape.php
Interactive list...

Cape Point - Conquest Charters

http://www.conquestcharters.com/tag/millers-point/
Explore the Atlantic Ocean and the False Bay coastline with Conquest Charters....

Cape Town - Cape Sea Safaris

http://capeseasafaris.co.za
Welcome to Cape Sea Safaris, one of the leading deep sea fishing companies in South Africa. Ideally located in the spellbinding city of Cape Town in the beautiful Western Cape, South Africa, you are guaranteed a memorable and unique fishing trip, courtesy of Cape Sea Safaris...

Cape Town - Classic Cape Charters

http://www.capecharters.co.za
Classic Cape Charters is the exclusive boat charter operator of choice with its base in the heart of the V&A Waterfront , Cape Town. Adrenalin packed tours include Shark Cage Viewing and Diving, Deep Sea Fishing Excursions, Ocean Sailing and High Speed Ocean Adventures. Cape Charters also offers Scenic Harbour Tours, Water Taxi Services, Inshore Fishing Charters, Luxury Cruises, Big Five Safari's, Cape Peninsula and Wine Farm Tours. Slipway and Boat Maintanance Services are also available...

Cape Town - Destiny

Charter
The boat Destiny is a new 8m Leecat fitted out with the latest state-of-the-art electronics such as radar, GPS plotter and fishfinder. The engines are four stroke 150 hp which are quiet, with low in emissions. Registered for 8 people, we run deep sea fishing charters for Yellowfin tuna (up to 100 kgs) as well as Longfin tuna, Dorado, Skipjack and Katonkel. We also run full day or half day fishing charters in and around Cape Point where we frequently catch game fish such as Yellowtail, reef fish and Snoek...

Cape Town - Hooked On Africa

http://www.hookedonafrica.co.za
This is a very challenging aspect of flyfishing and if you are looking for a serious fish this is the place to go. We fish areas like False Bay , Cape Point and Robben Island for Yellowtail and the very aggressive Cape Snoek. The brave venture further offshore to fish the warm currents that sweep past our coast in search of the mighty Yellowfin and Longfin Tuna . A common problem that we encounter out in the deep is that the fish are simply too big to handle on fly , but if it is a record fish that you are looking for come and try these tacklebusters for size. For the smaller fish a ten to twelve weight rod combined with a reel that holds 200m of backing will do...

Cape Town - Hooked On Africa

Rob Naysmith - 2 Lysander Way, Meadowridge, Cape Town - Phone / Fax: +27 21 789 2124 - Mobile: +27 83 235 9550 - rob@sportfishing.co.za

Gansbaai - Sharwha Deep Blue Fishing Charters

Webpage
Sharwha is run by (skipper owner) Juan van Zyl. The fishing and electronic equipment on board is of a highly reliable and durable quality...

Hout Bay - Two Oceans Sports Fishing Charters

http://www.tosf.co.za
Our Cape Town born Skipper, David, has always had a great love and respect for the sea. He is skilled in all facets of fishing from conventional tackle to fly fishing and from light to heavy tackle. David is a University of Cape Town Honours graduate in Marine Biology. While at University he was chairman of the Angling Club for three consecutive years. It is here that he started teaching fellow students the art of learning how to cast a fly line. Since then he has guided many people into becoming competent fly fishers...

Knysna - JJs Fishing Charters

http://jjsfishingcharters.weebly.com
Come and enjoy a fishing trip on the Knysna lagoon or a scenic tour from the heads to the Knysna River...

Plettenberg Bay - Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures

http://www.oceanadventures.co.za
Situated in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, Ocean Blue offer a rare a powerful experience through the only permitted boat based whale & dolphin encounters. From a deep sea adventure to a relaxing river cruise through the Keurbooms river nature reserve...

Simon's Town - Big Blue Sports Fishing Charters

http://www.bigbluefishingcharters.com
Big Blue Sports Fishing Charters, an owner operated charter business in the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, offers its clients the ultimate experience in Big Game (different tuna species and other game fish) and Bay fishing.We operate out of Simon's Town harbour in False Bay, which is a 45 minute drive from Cape Town...

Simon's Town - Cape Fishing

Fishing Charters
Capefishing has daily fishing charters departing from simonstown yacht club to take you and your companions on the fishing trip of a lifetime. We also specialise in cruises to seal island, cape point, whalewatching, birdwatching and sunset cocktail cruises. We also offer spearfishing trips within false bay and in the deep, where you can spear tuna!

Simonís Town - Fishing Charters

Website
Listingse...

African Game Lodge - Montagu

Accommodation
Word is getting around - the Western Cape is becoming an increasingly popular trout-fishing destination. If youíre keen on trout fishing and itís been a while since youíve made that wolly bugger fly, then pack your bags and head on down Route 62, towards Montagu...

South Sea Fishing Safaris

http://www.southseasafaris.co.za
Welcome to the web site of South Sea Fishing Safaris. As one of the longest operating deep sea and tuna fishing charter businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape our success rate speaks for itself. Started in 1998, our reputation has been built on solid service and performance...

Trout Haven

http://www.trouthaven.co.za
Dwarsberg, situated in the heart of the regionís wine country, offers tranquility in spectacular surroundings. The Holsloot River rewards delicacy in approach, tackle and tactics - the most poetic form of fly fishing...

Fishing the South Western Cape

http://www.places.co.za/html/scapefish.html
...Just east of Cape Agulhas, Africa's southernmost point, lies the small coastal town of Struisbaai, arguably the capital of near-shore boat angling in the Western Cape, served by a small but functional harbour...

Jonkershoek Flyfishing

Information
Jonkershoek Flyfishing offer a full guiding service at Jonkershoek. We can also take you to some of the finest privately owned waters in the Western Cape and in South Africa. Should your target be wild trout in pristine rivers, trophy trout in stillwaters, yellowfish or any of the salt water species along our coastline, we offer several packages to suite your needs and also your pocket...