Captain
Tim Christy

Member since April 2018 St. Francis Bay, South Africa
Background
I have been involved in the fishing industry since childhood, my father Dom Christy was the founder of the Calamari industry in South Africa and a pioneer fishing charter operator in the Eastern Cape. It was natural for me to follow in his footsteps as I have always loved the ocean, its challenges and early on set about to achieve landing and recording world records in targeted species. I worked my way through the ranks as an Eastern Cape fisherman and then on to a National level representing SA at various world cup events winning gold along the way. I am a registered IGFA Captain and Weight Master and am currently Vice President of the Eastern Cape Fishing Association. I am blessed to have the opportunity to fish locally and internationally with some of the leading fishing gurus of our time. I am incredibly lucky that I have been able to establish the busy St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters business whereby I am able to offer my experience daily and treat guests to the best fishing.
Techniques
I prefer to catch fish! The technique and style will be based on the conditions on the day, water temperature, wind factor, tide change etc.. We have a lot of fun and offer a mixture of trolling, bottom fishing as standard practice, depending on the anglers and their abilities we can offer a few more tricks to ensure a lots of fun and fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Tim Christy

St. Francis Bay, South Africa
Background
I have been involved in the fishing industry since childhood, my father Dom Christy was the founder of the Calamari industry in South Africa and a pioneer fishing charter operator in the Eastern Cape. It was natural for me to follow in his footsteps as I have always loved the ocean, its challenges and early on set about to achieve landing and recording world records in targeted species. I worked my way through the ranks as an Eastern Cape fisherman and then on to a National level representing SA at various world cup events winning gold along the way. I am a registered IGFA Captain and Weight Master and am currently Vice President of the Eastern Cape Fishing Association. I am blessed to have the opportunity to fish locally and internationally with some of the leading fishing gurus of our time. I am incredibly lucky that I have been able to establish the busy St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters business whereby I am able to offer my experience daily and treat guests to the best fishing.
Techniques
I prefer to catch fish! The technique and style will be based on the conditions on the day, water temperature, wind factor, tide change etc.. We have a lot of fun and offer a mixture of trolling, bottom fishing as standard practice, depending on the anglers and their abilities we can offer a few more tricks to ensure a lots of fun and fish.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(11 reviews)
St. Francis Bay
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
60%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
40%
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Theresa D. B.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 30, 2022
Keith and Quinton were great throughout the trip - explained nicely on how things will work.  We had great fishing and caught...
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Rob P.
Boston, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Capt Jacques

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 7, 2023
Jacques is a great skipper and it was a quick way to catch fish with all anglers catching a few fish. Well worth it .
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Chantal S.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 23, 2022
We had an awesome morning caught big fish
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Sieg Janse Van Rensburg
Cape Town, South Africa
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Halfday fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 28, 2022
Caught some nice medium size fish when catching from bottom.  Captain was good but the weather was unfortunately not great...
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Wihan L.
Avon, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Jacques

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 10, 2021
Overall it was a very accommodating, exciting experience regardless of past times. Thank you for the memorable morning.
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