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Monday 17 January, 2011

CATCHING CAPE SNOEK ON FLY

"we realized the first Snoek of the day was hooked on fly!"

Heading out of Hout Bay on a perfect summers day, we set out to find the Cape Snoek and also to land them on the all challenging fly rod. Battling with this strong and aggressive fish on light tackle as well as dodging the Cape fur seals from taxing a chunk out of your hooked fish, was a real challange!

We arrived at Groendam, just off Cape point and got into the mix hooking up on the first drop of the lure! Soon after, the cries of excitement bellowed across the boat, and we realized the first Snoek of the day was hooked on fly! It was the biggest fish caught on the day!

Another successful day with a bin load of fish and our quota in large crayfish. We all went away well tired, but well satisfied.

   

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"shattered the 33 year standing yellowfin tuna record!"

On the 7th December 2010 Mike Livingston, of Sunland, Calif shattered the 33 year standing yellowfin tuna record or 388lbs 12ounces in front of a 200 strong crowd at the weigh in. An all class world record caught on 100 pound line, taking 3 hours to boat. A monumental effort and bar raising catch!

 

 

 

   

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BRADLEY TICKED THE BOX !

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 !

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THE NOT SO ELUSIVE YELLOWFIN !

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 !

 

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