Cape Town Fishing

Few places around the continent will allow you to experience the diverse offerings of the Indian Ocean quite like the historic waterways of Cape Town. The nourishing coastal waters surrounding the city bolster a medley of vivacious marine life, including trophy pelagics, as well as sharks, dolphins, marine birds, cetaceans and many others. Often considered Disneyland for inshore enthusiasts, Hout Bay is brimming with Yellowtail and the elusive Snoek, (i.e. the Cape Sailfish), as two of the area's most prominent targets, along with reliable seasonal additions of Cape Salmon, Cob and much more. Between 30 to 40 miles offshore, it's open water Tuna galore, with Yellowfin and Longfin Tuna prowling the hotspots, ready to crash your spread without so much as a notice. Blue and Mako sharks have also been known not to pass on a well-presented bait, along with the likes of Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, and even an occasional Striped and Black Marlin!

Known For

Table Mountain National Park, Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Cape Winelands, Camp’s Bay, Robben Island, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Castle of Good Hope, Lion’s Head, Bo-Kaap neighborhood, Clifton Beach, West Coast National Park, Long Street, District Six Museum

Rules & Regulations

Each recreational fisher and certain other user groups must pay for the right to use marine resources by buying a recreational permit/fishing permit. A recreational fishing permit entitles the holder to catch fish for own use only and not for the purpose of selling or trading fish.