The Yellowfin have been playing hide and seek with the boats in the deep just lately and the Longfin were few and far between so when we had an enquiry to take a family out on an inshore crayfish charter recently it was going to make for a pleasant day on the water.

The Shallow reefs close to Slangkop light have been exposed to quite a substantial amount of ring trap and fixed trap fishing over the years and the crayfish are certainly not as abundant as they were only a couple of seasons back. After an hour or so of pulling empty ring nets I consulted with my charter and a decision was made to run the extra 10 or so miles over calm seas  down to the “Pantry”, a secret spot I often use when the crayfish are not coming up on the inside marks !

The young family had an educational time sorting the males from the females and were eager to measure each and every crayfish before they went into the cooler box , it seems like only yesterday that my own two boys were showing that same kind of innocent enthusiasm.  

Introducing young kids to the way of the ocean is extremely rewarding and something we will never take for granted aboard Beluga

All in all a very special day on the water !





With the fish now well and truly settled in, it presents a GREAT opportunity to go target big Yellowfin Tuna , for many anglers that means putting a tick in the right box.

Often Anglers fish their whole life and can only dream of doing battle with one of the strongest fighting fish in the world’s oceans , that was certainly the case for Bradley a visitor from up country who was determined one day to tick the Yellowfin Tuna box and  “Cape Town Fishing Charters “  were expected to put him on that fish !

Running out to the deep across flat calm seas is always a pleasure , but running out to sea on a mission to catch a guy a big fish when you know darn well exactly where those fish are......, that is the best feeling in the world !

Approximately 4 hours after throwing the mooring lines Bradley was the proud owner of a 42kg Yellowfin Tuna , and needless to say the happiest angler on the ocean !

Chartering a boat, man alone is not a decision to take lightly but when it happens, and it does happen from time to time make sure you do it with          “Cape Town Fishing Charters”  because aboard Beluga you know we will do whatever it takes and go wherever we must go to catch YOU the client the fish you are looking for !



The Longfin and the Yellowfin Tuna are back in the Canyon in good numbers, Yellowfin up to 85kg's have been in the box in recent trips and the Longfin have been a respectable class of fish up to 30kg’s, great fish to catch on an Ashley Read mini half round with 15kg mono and a Saragossa 14000, I am referring to the Longfin off course !

We had the pleasure of taking another of our loyal guests out recently, a guy that needs no introduction to either the Longfin or the Yellowfin Tuna out there, needless to say with one of “ Cape Town Fishing Charters “  Tiagra 50w's loaded with 80lb tournament Ande strapped into his black magic Samson made short work of this 64kg bullet, 17 minutes to be exact ! Well done Sam, always a pleasure !


Sams YF  

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