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The story of Struisbaai fishing is a very inspiring one. What used to be a small fishing village gradually turned into one of South Africa’s most successful coastal settlement. Nowadays, Struisbaai is not only a thriving destination for sports anglers, but its harbor also hosts a commercial fleet of respectful size. Horse riding, hiking, and diving are just some of the other things you can find in this lovely town, apart from the world-class angling opportunities that is.

Known For

In the Western Cape Region, anglers regard Struisbaai as the capital of nearshore fishing, and it’s easy to see why. Stretching for more than 200km to the south is a long and shallow part of the continent shelf that’s known as the Agulhas Bank. These waters are home to a wide variety of pelagic and bottom feeding species, making them a perfect choice for any angler looking for a big prize. Speaking of big prizes, the deep sea fishing in this part of South Africa is absolutely outstanding, and well worth the invested time and effort.

Nearshore Fishing

Most nearshore fishing here is done in the eastern reaches of the Agulhas Bank. This usually means fishing near De Mond, but sometimes even further out. Of course, it all depends on what you’re looking to catch. Probably the most popular species targeted on nearshore trips is the Yellowtail Amberjack. Yellowtails reside in these waters year-round, but reach their peak numbers in summer and fall. Another local favorite is the Kob. Visiting anglers from the US consider Kob to be the Redfish of South Africa.

Some of the other species found nearshore include Geelbek, Leerfish, Fingermark Bream, and more besides. Not only is there so much variety to be found here, but you don’t even need to spend a long time looking for it!

Deep Sea Fishing

The second pillar of the local fishing scene, you’ll find many anglers who will readily claim that deep sea fishing in Struisbaai can easily give Cape Town a run for its money. Whether you might agree or not, the fact remains that you’ll find some amazing fishing a couple of dozen kilometres out. For the most part this will include numerous species of Tuna (Yellowfin, Skipjack, Bigeye), Black Marlin, and Mahi Mahi.

Need to Know

The currency used in South Africa is the Rand. You can find ATM machines spread out all over, and most businesses accept major credit and debit cards.


All adult anglers will need to have a fishing license in order to fish in Struisbaai. Cumulative bag limits are the norm in South Africa, and your charter captain will tell you about any current exceptions taking place during your stay.


Most charter trips to the Agulhas Bank will last between 5-6 hours. This can cost you anywhere between ZAR 8,000-10,000, depending on the size and capacity of the boat. Deep sea fishing trips, on the other hand, usually last longer than 10 hours and will set you back somewhere in the ZAR 15,000 mark.

Getting There

Highway 2 connects the entire southern coastline, so that will be your main avenue of approach, regardless where you’re coming from exactly. If you plan on flying in, keep in mind that the closest airport is in Cape Town, some 150 km away from Struisbaai.

This is one of the prime fishing destinations in South Africa, and a day of fishing is all you need to find out why that is. There’s plenty of other things here to do as well, making Struisbaai a perfect destination for a summer fishing getaway.

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The start of the year is prime time to get started on that Yellowtail bite! Trolling will work wonders when you’re fishing nearshore in the morning hours.


While Struisbaai fishing is constantly diverse, there’s hardly a better time to see that in action than in February. From Kob to Yellowtails and Geelbek, it’s all good fun!


The latter half of March usually means the start of peak Tuna season. From Skipjack, Yellowin, and Bigeye Tuna, there’s plenty to choose from in the deep waters.


You can expect the offshore action to start dialing down as the month goes on. Fortunately, there’s plenty of great fishing closer to the shore.


With a few more weeks of good Tuna fishing left, you’re officially on the clock if you’re looking to catch some delicious Yellowfins during your stay here.


Winter has come to Struisbaai, making for a less intense period of fishing during the next few months. You can still count on a decent Snoek and Yellowtail bite, though.


July is a great time to go Shark fishing with friends or family. Mako and Thresher Sharks are the most common species you can find in the Agulhas Bank.


This time of year makes for wet weather in the southeast. Some of the most popular fishing involves going after the likes of Snoek and Yellowtail.


Offshore fishing is slowly making a comeback in September, so get ready for a long and rewarding time on the water. Good luck with the local Marlin!


Tuna are back in town, and so is the best fishing around. Whether it’s nearshore or offshore, you’re in for some word-class angling all day long.


Warmer waters make for more abundant fish wherever you decide to go. Might as well try going after Mahi Mahi and Billfish while the weather allows.


The year might be about to wrap up, but the fishing sure isn’t. In fact, this might be one of the best times for targeting Yellowfin Tuna offshore.

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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Struisbaai

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Struisbaai costs, the average price for an 8 hour private trip is $452. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Struisbaai is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Walkaround.

According to customer reviews, Michelle Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Ocean Charters, and Cape Agulhas Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Struisbaai, Western Cape. Full list of top fishing charters in Struisbaai.

Michelle Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Ocean Charters, and Cape Agulhas Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Struisbaai.

The best way to experience fishing in Struisbaai is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Struisbaai, Western Cape.

The most popular fish species you can target are Yellowtail Amberjack, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Tuna (Skipjack). Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, bottom fishing, and light tackle. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The year might be about to wrap up, but the fishing sure isn’t. In fact, this might be one of the best times for targeting Yellowfin Tuna offshore. Check availability for local fishing charters in Struisbaai.