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Hookup Fishing Charters Durban

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Durban
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trips from $209

God's Plan Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(3 reviews)
Durban
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trips from $155

Ocean Life Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Cape Town
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trips from $418

Jacqueline - Deep Sea Fish Charters

Richards Bay
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Aquaholics Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Durban
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K & R Charters

Durban
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trips from $117

Mighty Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(28 reviews)
Margate
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Game Fish1 - Hout Bay to Cape Point Seafari

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Cape Town
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trips from $1,404

La Bleu Marlin

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Sodwana Bay
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Abundance Fishing And Eco Charters

Very good
3.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Cape Town
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trips from $448

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in South Africa

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in South Africa are: Full list of top fishing charters in South Africa

The average price for a private 4 hour South Africa fishing trip is $331, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $547 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in South Africa that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in South Africa are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in South Africa are:

The top 3 types of fishing in South Africa are:

Many fishing charters in South Africa provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in South Africa are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in South Africa are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $7,000
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $4,470
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $7,020
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $6,961
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $9,750
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $18,983
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $9,950

If you’re looking for a thrilling adventure in South Africa, why not give fishing a try? After all, over 15% of the world’s marine species are found not far from the 3,000 kilometres of coastline. And that’s before we’ve even spoken about freshwater fishing! Hop aboard a South Africa fishing charter and discover the riches of this world-class fishery.
 
The country borders two oceans, making it a meeting point for some truly prized fish. In the deep, you’ll find Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, at least three types of Tuna, along with Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, and much more. While nearshore and inshore, you can hook into Yellowtail Kingfish, Garrick, Kob, Red Steenbrass, Sharks, Elf, and the popular Snoek. 
 
In freshwater, you’ve also got pretty much everything you could want. Hit the mountain streams in Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape and you’ll discover some of the best Trout fisheries in the world. And there’s also a number of prime rivers, lakes, and dams stocked full of Carp, Bass, Catfish, Yellowfish, and Tilapia – known locally as Blue Kurper.
 
With such a range of fishing on offer, South African fishing charters have a wealth of trips for you, too. Beginners can test the waters with a few hours inshore or on a lake. Meanwhile, professional anglers can spend days in remote lodges or out on the deep ocean waters.
 
Cape Town and Durban are two of the more popular ports, with Richards Bay and Port Shepstone either side of Durban also offering up plenty of charters. Inland, Rhodes or Stellenbosch are good freshwater starting points.
 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licences are required in South Africa, even if heading out with a guide. Everyone over the age of 6 in freshwater and 12 in salt will need one, so don’t forget to get yours. For all bag and size limits, your professional guide will make sure you’re fishing within the law. 
South Africa
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January has good action around Cape Town with reliable bites from Geelbek, Skipjack and Bigeye Tuna, and Kob. Blue and Black Marlin can be targeted in deep waters, as you're in the middle of summer!

February

Offshore fishing charters in Durban are going after Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blue and Black Marlin. This is the month to try for that new personal best as summer rages on.

March

The offshore fishery moves west in March. Yellowfin and Longtail Tuna, as well as Kob and Mako and Thresher Sharks can be hooked in the southwest of the country. Take advantage of the end of high season.

April

This is the last month of intense offshore action around the Western Cape, with good strikes from Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Black Marlin, Wahoo, and other pelagics. Come before it's too late!

May

Deep sea charters are still going strong with reliable Sailfish, Kingfish, and Skipjack Tuna action. Closer toshore you can land Geelbek, Amberjack, Queenfish or Bonito, as a sign of things to come.

June

Offshore fishing slows down as the winter kicks in and the fishing moves closer to the coast. Sailfish and Kingfish are still reliable off the East Coast, but you'll want to focus your attention on the bays or freshwater.

July

Bonito and Geelbek are some of the most active species off the Eastern Cape. Closer to Cape Town you can go after Thresher, Mako and Black Sharks, as well as Gurnard, while freshwater fishing is active, too.

August

Skipjack Tuna is going strong and can be properly targeted in nearshore and offshore waters. Shad is also good. The temperature is in the 15-18°C range, perfect for some sightseeing after your trip.

September

Sailfish start increasing in number during September as we look towards the next fishing season. Black Marlin are also a good target in September, with Leerfish and Gurnard also biting nearshore.

October

You can’t catch Shad during October at all, but that's no worry as the Blue Marlin slowly arrive, and Black Marlin and Sailfish are abundant. This is the start of the real deep sea fishing season, so kick it off in style!

November

If you’re a bluewater fanatic this is the month for you! Blue and Black Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna, and more are biting in the deep. Seriously, the offshore action is red hot!

December

The bluewater bonanza carries over to December. Shad is back on the catch list and you can hook up Amberjack, Cobia, Giant Trevally, and other fighters in good numbers, along with the pelagic monsters.

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Let the captain cost the day to go out as the fishing can change on a daily basis. They know the waters so trust them :-)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the captain cost the day to go out as the fishing can change on a daily basis. They know the waters so trust them :-)
John  C.
John C. Cape Town, Western Cape
Very cool in the mornings when going out, we would recommend windbreakers and take your sea sickness tablets especially if you going with little ones. Small bite sized fruit snacks and small rolls that's easy to finish in 3-4 bites. Its busy on board!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Very cool in the mornings when going out, we would recommend windbreakers and take your sea sickness tablets especially if you going with little ones. Small bite sized fruit snacks and small rolls that's easy to finish in 3-4 bites. Its busy on board!
Wiliam  M.
Wiliam M. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
A world class venue both for beach and boat fishing. Massive sharks as well as superb eating fish. My favourite venue anywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A world class venue both for beach and boat fishing. Massive sharks as well as superb eating fish. My favourite venue anywhere.
Alan  S.
Alan S. Braintree, England
Book with Must Catch Fishing Charters you will have the time of your life!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Must Catch Fishing Charters you will have the time of your life!!
Ansie  S.
Ansie S. Boksburg, GP
Try to leave as early as possible to give yourself time to find the right areas, especially if targeting big game fish Take sunscreen and water Take photos as the surrounding sights are breathtaking. Possibility of seeing whales. Can't go wrong
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Try to leave as early as possible to give yourself time to find the right areas, especially if targeting big game fish Take sunscreen and water Take photos as the surrounding sights are breathtaking. Possibility of seeing whales. Can't go wrong
Stephen  K.
Stephen K. South Africa
If you are prone to motion sickness please take pills before docking. Motion sickness will spoil all the fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are prone to motion sickness please take pills before docking. Motion sickness will spoil all the fun.
Nichole  D.  V.
Nichole D. V. Grahamstown, EC
Contact captain before finalizing trip to plan best trip re weather and season
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact captain before finalizing trip to plan best trip re weather and season
Andrew  D.
Andrew D. El Paso, TX

Coastline Fishing Charters
Coastline Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We had an incredible time. We had 2 boys and 2 adults on this trip. They worked hard to find us some good rod fishing spots, tried at some trolling for larger game and we caught our maximum count of good delicious cape bream! The skipper and assistant were great with our boys. They are also excellent in getting in touch with us. Thanks so much to the crew!!!
Jesse  W.
Jesse W. Cape Town, Western Cape
Simply The Best Fishing Charters
Simply The Best Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Durban
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Jake was absolutely amazing on our trip, he and his crew Michael went out of their way to make the experience a truly memorable one for myself and my son. We will definitely be back aboard with this crew.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Mighty Fishing Charters
Mighty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Margate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Dawie and Wynand were awesome they took care of the novices and added valuable assistance where needed -trip is highly recommended
Robert  C.
Robert C. Johannesburg, Gauteng
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a minor issue pop up and Captain Donavan was great in getting it sorted out. He got us on with another captain and we were able to have an awesome fishing adventure. Although we didn't get to go out with Captaon Donovan, he went above and beyond to make sure we had the fishing trip we were looking for. When we come back next time we will be booking with him again!
John  P.
John P. Lyman, SC
Abundance Fishing And Eco Charters
Abundance Fishing And Eco Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Peter and his crew mate “Brother” were friendly, helpful and great company. One of my sons got sea sick as we got to open sea so I chose to head back. Peter made the best of it by taking us to as many fishing spots in the bay where the boy felt better. I would recommend the trip and we will be back again. We had a good time!
John  C.
John C. Cape Town, Western Cape
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
The fishing trip was Awesome, we all had an amazing time. Caught a lot of fish while reeffishing and even two amazing sharks at the end. Definitely recommend booking a trip!
Mees  K.
Mees K. Moorreesburg, Western Cape
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Went on a 6 hour fishing trip. In the first hour we immediatly caught some yellow tail. Donovan did everything to make sure we could catch a lot of fish. Overall we caught about 7 different species and more than 20 fish all together. Definitely booking another trip with Donovan, and i would very much recommend anyone else to do so.
Bente  G.
Bente G. Cape Town, Western Cape
Mighty Fishing Charters
Mighty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Margate
Very good
4.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
A truly well organised experience, from booking right through until fishing. We were kept updated on a regular basis which resulted in a truly amazing flawless experience. For first timers the kids thoroughly enjoyed it and the crew were amazing with the kids. Will definitely book again for next holiday.
Wiliam  M.
Wiliam M. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Sensational Magic
Sensational Magic
Fishing charter in Shelly Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Thank you so much to the crew of Sensational Magic!! My family and I had an awesome day out!! The skipper and the Gilly Dave made the trip so much fun!! We highly recommend Sensational Magic!!
Rowen  F.
Rowen F. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Mighty Fishing Charters
Mighty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Margate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great fun, Dawie was a God skipper, knows all the good spots. Sharks were annoying but out of anyone's control. Nice fish caught on the day
Aubrey  K.
Aubrey K. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Donavan was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge of fishing as well as history regarding the Cape peninsula. My friend and I had a blast while out on the sea with him and his brother! Would absolutely recommend them to friends and family.
Austin  S.
Austin S. Frankfurt Am Main, Hesse
Tunatic Fishing Charters
Tunatic Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
It was great, don't miss this trip. Clear recommendation from me. The equipment was excellent! Thank you
Leon  E.
Leon E. Roth, Bavaria
Blade Charters
Blade Charters
Fishing charter in Hermanus
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
The team was very helpful and friendly. Was like catching fish with friends. They knew where to go and we had a fun and successful day!
Colin  F.
Colin F. Johannesburg, Gauteng
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Donanvan and his colleague did everything to lead the boys (19/15) to exciting fishing rounds and not just to show the usual spots of success. They didn't come back with a lot of fish but with bright eyes and lots of new insights. A great day out for them and totally recommended.
Marein  B.
Marein B. Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal
Sensational Magic
Sensational Magic
Fishing charter in Shelly Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Professional trusted and very friendly team. They give 100% and spoil you very much. This was a experenciece never to forget.
Annetjie  V.
Annetjie V. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Tunatic Fishing Charters
Tunatic Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Most amazing day, will absolutely reccomend Tunatic charters for a fun-filled day
Jan  S.
Jan S. Pretoria, GT
Mighty Fishing Charters
Mighty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Margate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
What an awesome day we had! I love people who share my passion for fishing, and the skipper and the deck hand definitely are passionate about fishing. Safety came first, and that was a huge relieve, they ensure that even the kids had fun fishing! And we got the first Dory of the season what a bonus. Thank you Dawie and all the other crew for giving us priceless memories!!! I can recommend this charter to anyone who are passionate about the sea and the fish in it. Will see you again soon
Cornell  V.  R.
Cornell V. R. South Africa
Mighty Fishing Charters
Mighty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Margate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Had a lovely day with a cre that made this day and experience amazing for my father Jan van Niekerk and sons Adriaan, Timothy and Eddie Craukamp 😀. My father is 73 and had an amazing day with his grandson's...this was an excellent experience for them all and they will tell everyone about it 👍 Thank you God bless the crew 🙏
Bertha  C.
Bertha C. Johannesburg, Gauteng
Blade Charters
Blade Charters
Fishing charter in Hermanus
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had the most unbelievably experience!! Our whole family was accommodated do on the boat and the equipment and crew were fantastic (probably over experienced) Our fishing was extremely successful and almost every time we threw in, we would pull something up. A Wonderful experience I was able to provide for my father!! Thank you
Thomas  V.  Z.
Thomas V. Z. Cape Town, Western Cape
Sensational Magic
Sensational Magic
Fishing charter in Shelly Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Extremely friendly members as well as helpful i would recommend them anytime.
Jessica  K.
Jessica K. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal