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Charters / Inshore Fishing

David, I wanted to write and thank you for a truly magical experience yesterday. Your advice, guidance and willingness to help was amazing and made the entire day a memorable experience. I would also like to thank Nick for being patient and understanding, and making the experience feel like it was spending time amongst friends. I am looking forward coming out with you again as soon as possible. Really just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you, I will definitely be back.

– Jason

Yellowtail / Snoek

Hout Bay is centrally located to the best inshore fishing spots in Cape Town.  We follow the schools of yellowtail and snoek as they move along the coast and fish the reefs from Robben Island in the north all the way down to Cape Point and Rocky bank in the South.

During the tuna season (April/May and October to mid January) it is often also possible to catch yellowfin tuna and longfin tuna close to the coast if the conditions are right while targeting the smaller inshore species. Our biggest yellowfin tuna taken so far inshore on light tackle gear is 67kgs.

Although we do catch both yellowtail and snoek while trolling the yellowtail are often found chasing baitfish on the surface and one can cast spinners at them with very good results. The snoek are most often taken mid water while drifing and jigging or spinning with multiple hookups being the norm. Both are most often in big schools which can provide great action. We also catch both species on fly.

Inshore charters depart from Hout Bay between 6:30 and 8am and are normally back in harbour around 2pm to 3pm. However we are flexible and can fit in with your time requirements.


There is nothing like sight casting to surface feeding schools of yellowtail crashing on the surface, it makes for adrenaline pumping action.

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