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Clanwilliam Dam Bass Fishing - Fishing
Cape Town Fishing The fishing is mainly for Large or Small Mouth Black Bass. For Small Mouth Bass fishing, Clanwilliam Dam is one of the best locations...
Fischer Haven - Fishing
Cape Town Fishing Fischer Haven is an ideal bass fishing venue where one can hone their bass fishing skills and techniques...
Guided Float Tube Fishing Tours - Fishing
Cape Town Fishing As part of our business we offer exclusive daily guided fishing trips for 2-3 clients per day. Included in the tour is transport...
Inkwazi Flyfishing Safaris - Flyfishing
Cape Town Fishing The sun is just peaking over the mountain tops and lighting up the golden hue of the crystal clear river at your feet...
Theewaterskloof Dam Bass Fishing - Fishing
Cape Town Fishing Known for its Large and Small Mouth Black Bass, Theewaterskloof Dam also has some Trout and Carp...

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Fishing Area - Types of Bait and Seasons:
Lamberts Bay/Elands Bay/St.Helena Bay/Paternoster
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Dassie Paternoster-Tieties Baai in rocky gullies Worms, shrimp, chokka, mussels, redbait All Year
Elf  Shallow surf in large bays and along beach surf breaks Squid, live bait, lures and spoons Sept-May
Galjoen Rocky cliffs and points throughout the area  White and black mussels, redbait, worms April-Sept
Hottentot Deep or shallow water in bays Redbait, shrimps, worms, mussels,  All Year
Kabeljou Rocky points and beaches Sardines, squid, worms, prawns  Sept-May
White Steenbras Shallow surf in bays (e.g. Elands Bay) White and black mussels, prawns, worms May-Sept
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Galjoen Saldanha Coast Chokka, crabs, mussels, limpets, redbait, musselworms Mar-Sept
Hottentot Saldanha Coast Redbait, mussels, musselworms, fishbait, chokka, prawns Mar-July
Kabeljou Langebaan Lagoon, Saldanha Coast Bloodworms, fishbait, fishbait, prawns, octopus, spoons Sept-May
Mackerel Langebaan Lagoon, Saldanha Coast Fishbait, chokka, small spoons Aug-June
Mullet Langebaan Lagoon Fishbait, pilchards, worms, mussels All Year
Steentjie Langebaan Lagoon, Saldanha Coast Musselworms, redbait, prawns, shrimps, vegetable matter Nov-Feb
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Dassie Gullies throughout the area Fresh redbait All Year
Galjoen Bloubergstrand and next to rocks throughout the area Rotten redbait, wonderworms, bloodworms, white mussels, sand prawns All Year
Hottentot Wherever there are slight openings in kelp Fresh redbait, white mussels, chokka Mar-July
Kabeljou  All rocky areas Octopus, prawns, fishbait Sept-May
White Steenbras Bloubergstrand, Kabeljoubank Sand prawns, wonderworms, bloodworms Winter
White Stumpnose Bloubergstrand, Kabeljoubank Sand prawns, redbait, chokka All Year
Wildeperd Gullies throughout the area Fresh redbait All Year
Milnerton/Table Bay/Green Point/Clifton/Camps Bay
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Hottentot Oudekrall(the Ring), Hottentotshuisie, Table Bay Harbour Redbait, mussels, chokka, prawns May-Sept
Kabeljou Table Bay Harbour Chokka, fishbait, prawns, octopus, spoons, May-Sept
Maasbanker Table Bay Harbour Artificial lure, fishbait,  May-Sept
Rockcod Table Bay Harbour Fishbait, octopus, redbait, crabs, chokka May-Sept
Skate Table Bay Harbour Sardines, chokka, prawns May-Sept
White Stumpnose Table Bay Harbour Mussels, prawns, shrimps, limpets, chokka, fishbait May-Sept
Llandudno/Hout Bay/Noordhoek/Kommetjie/Scarborough
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Galjoen Hout Bay, Chapman's Bay, Kommetjie, Slangkop, Roussouwsbank, Witsands, Pegrams Rock, Scarborough Rotten redbait, wonderworms, bloodworms, mussels, prawns May-Sept
Hottentot Whole area especially where there is kelp Redbait, mussels, chokka, fishbait All Year
White Steenbras Hout Bay, Chapman's Bay, Kommetjie, Slangkop, Roussouwsbank, Witsands, Pegrams Rock, Scarborough Prawns, bloodworm, wonderworm May-Sept
White Stumpnose  Hout Bay, Chapman's Bay, Kommetjie, Slangkop, Roussouwsbank, Witsands, Pegrams Rock, Scarborough Prawns, mussels, wonderworm, redbait, bloodworm May-Sept
Millers Point/Simons Town/Fish Hoek/Kalk Bay/Muizenberg
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Elf  Kalk Bay harbour wall Fishbait Summer
Kabeljou Bailey's Cottage Bloodworms Summer
Mackerel Kalk Bay harbour wall Artificial lures Jan-Feb
White Steenbras Bailey's Cottage Bloodworms Summer
White Stumpnose  Kalk Bay harbour wall, Bailey's Cottage White mussels, sand prawns, wonderworms Summer
Strandfontein/Strand/Gordon's Bay
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Dassie Strand, Gordon's Bay  Redbait, sand prawns All Year
Elf  Strandfontein - Macassar Beach, Strand - Harmoniestrand Fishbait Sept-May
Galjoen Swartklip, Macassar Beach,Strand - Harmoniestrand Wonderworms, rotton redbait Mar-Sept
Geelbek Gordon's Bay -Koelbaai Fishbait with chokka Nov-May
Kabeljou Strandfontein - Swartklip, Strand - Harmoniestrand  Fishbait, octopus, bloodworms Sept-May
White Steenbras Macassar Beach, Strand - Harmoniestrand Sand prawns, wonderworms, bloodworms  Sept-May
White Stumpnose  Strandfontein, Strand - Harmoniestrand Sand prawns, white mussels, redbait, chokka All Year
Gansbaai/ Cape Agulhas/Struisbaai/Waenhuiskrans
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Elf Hangklip area, Kleinmond and Hermanus lagoons Strips of sardine or mullet, spinners Oct-April
Galjoen Rooiels, Hangklip, Kleinmond, Onrus, Hermanus Rotten redbait, bloodworms, white mussels, sand prawns All Year
Geelbek Rooiels, Hangklip, Hermanus Sardines, mullet mackeral, chokka Oct-April
Hottentot Throughout the area in rocky gullies and near kelp White mussels, fresh redbait, chokka, sardines All Year
Kabeljou Hangklip, Dawidskraal, Kleinmond lagoon, Hermanus Sardines, mullet mackeral, chokka, sand prawns, bloodworms, spinners Oct-April
Leervis Kleinmond and Hermanus lagoons Live bait, mullet, mackeral, chokka Jan-April
Roman All rocky parts of the coast Strips of mullet or sardine, chokka All Year
White Steenbras Hangklip area, Kleinmond and Hermanus Sand prawns, wonderworms, bloodworms All Year
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Kabeljou St Sebastian Bay, Gouritsmond, Fransmanshoek Octopus, mackeral, mullet Oct-April
Elf Stilbaai, Gouritsmond, Fransmanshoek, Vleesbaai,  Mackeral, mullet, chokka, lures and spoons Sept-April
Galjoen Gouritsmond White mussels, redbait, chokka Mar-Sept
Musselcracker Gouritsmond, Fransmanshoek, Redbait, chokka, crabs, mussels Sept-Mar
White Steenbras St Sebastian Bay, Stlbaai White mussels, shrimps, prawns, bloodworms All Year
Mossel Bay/ Little & Great Brak Rivers/Glentana/
Herolds Bay/George
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Black Musselcracker Glentana - Victoria Bay Fish fillet, strepie Winter
Elf Dias Beach, near rocks Sardines, fresh fillet Summer
Galjoen Rough water with rocky bottom Musselworms, redbait, white mussels Winter
Hottentot All rocky parts of the coast Musselworms, redbait, white mussels Summer
Kabeljou Sandy gullies from Great Brak to Glentana Chokka, sardines, small live bait, strepie Summer
Leervis Little Bak lagoon at outgoing and low tide; off rocky ledges at Herolds Bay and Victoria Bay Mullet Summer
Spotted Grunter Rough surf at Dias and Santos Beach; Little and Great Brak river mouths Prawns Summer
White Musselcracker Cape St Blaize Red rock crabs, venus ear Oct- Dec
White Steenbras Clear river mouths, shallow sandy gullies White mussels, prawns Winter
Wilderness/The Lakes/Sedgefield/Buffelsbaai/
Fish Type Recommended Area Recommended Bait Season
Elf Platbank, Buffelsbaai, Knysna Heads, Noetzie Freshly cut fillets of fish, spoons All Year
Galjoen Platbank, Buffelsbaai, Brenton on sea, Noetzie Redbait, bloodworms, white mussels Winter
Kabeljou Swartvlei, Buffelsbaai, Knysna Heads and Lagoon Pilchards, freshly cut fillets of fish Sept-April
Leervis Swartvlei, Buffelsbaai, Knysna Heads and Lagoon, Noetzie Live bait, spoons Nov-April
Musselcracker Brenton on sea, Knysna Heads, Noetzie Venus ear, redbait Oct-Mar
Spotted Grunter Swartvlei, Knysna Lagoon Prawns, bloodworms All Year
White Steenbras Swartvlei, Buffelsbaai, Brenton on sea, Knysna Prawns, bloodworms, white mussels, pilchards All Year
White Stumpnose  All along the coast, Swartvlei, Knysna Lagoon Prawns, bloodworms, white mussels, pilchards, freshly cut fillets of fish All Year
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Cape Town Fishing:

Businesses that are situated in Cape Town, Western Cape that offer Fishing are listed above with rates and details.

When you go Fishing it is important to use the right company and with the correct equipment. There are a variety of different professional packages offering Fishing in Cape Town. So whether it’s a solo, family or corporate team building activity you should find something that suits you.

Fishing in Cape Town, South Africa
Prices range depending on what type of budget you are on, but visitors to South Africa should find Fishing a very affordable activity. Cape Town is a great place to try out new things and look at the world from a different perspective. Be sure to give Fishing in Cape Town a go. With Table Mountain as the scenic background, enjoy the exhilaration of Fishing.

Cape Trout Fishing
Africa isn’t the sort of place that most people seek trout fishing opportunities, it isn’t what one expects but the reality is somewhat different for those in the know. Excellent fly fishing opportunities for these elusive salmonids can be had in various parts  of the country and none better than the crystal clear and well managed waters  of the Limietberg reserve approximately an hour from Cape Town.

Trout are not indigenous to Africa with the exception of the Atlas Mountains, but in the cooler waters at high altitude, where summer water temperatures allow these introduced fish have thrived. Today the streams of the Limietberg offer world class angling on naturally self stocking, Catch and Release only waters, with a fishing season lasting from September to May inclusive. 

These waters are managed by Cape Nature Conservation in conjunction with the Cape Piscatorial Society. Permits for both the reserve and for the angling are required and a unique arrangement exists where angling pressure is limited by the requirement of booking specific beats (sections of river) in advance for the day. Permits of one kind or another are required for all the various venues.

The majority of waters hold rainbow trout although there are some venues that hold brown trout instead. The waters are often remote and visitors are recommended to make use of a guide, at least for their initial forays.  After years of dedicated Catch and Release angling controls many of the waters hold very good numbers of highly educated fish that will challenge the skills of even avid anglers. The techniques required and location of the waters and specific beats are best discovered with some professional help to start with.

Outside of the river season there are also venues suitable for stillwater angling for trout, including both commercial “put and take” fisheries as well as some excellent larger stillwaters that are again managed by the Cape Piscatorial Society. In general the rivers fish better in the summer months and the dams during winter, providing some form of fly fishing action in any season.

If you are a trout angler, a visit to the Cape without experiencing the superb angling opportunities on offer at least for a day would be a mistake.

Fishing in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering.
Cape Town is well known for its beautiful scenery and there are many sports that arise from these natural surroundings. Cape Town and the regions surrounding the Cape have great Fishing sales and specials so when looking for things to do be sure to give it a try. Make sure to use our 7 day weather report and forecast to plan all the things to do during the course of your stay.

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