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Cape Town Fishing

Top Cape Town Fishing Spots

  1. Cape Point Charters Yellowtail and Snoek
    7/2/2013 1:55:25 AM - Smart Fishing Charters would like to invite you on our Cape Point Charter. Abundance of yellow tail and Snoek. For more info please visit our website:

  2. zubair
    7/25/2013 7:59:40 AM - cape town hot spots

  3. Boss 400 - wreck of South Africas largest floating crane
    4/23/2011 12:47:53 AM -

    -34.037080000 18.308598000

  4. Blakes beach
    4/9/2013 2:48:48 AM -

  5. Melkbaai
    4/9/2013 2:48:48 AM -

  6. zubair
    7/25/2013 7:49:12 AM - cape town hot spots

  7. shipwreck off Robben Island. 110
    4/22/2011 5:09:30 PM - -33.794756529 18.359839692

  8. Vulcan Rock
    3/30/2017 2:28:28 PM - Vulcan Rock

  9. South Lions Paw
    3/30/2017 2:21:57 PM - South Lions Paw

  10. Sunfish Pinnacle
    1/14/2018 1:59:10 AM -

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Cape Town Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Cape Town, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spiny Dogfish

  2. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 40% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 2 Spiny Dogfish counted.

    Cape Town Spiny Dogfish Counts Chart


  3. Largemouth Bass

  4. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 20% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 1 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Cape Town Largemouth Bass Counts Chart


  5. Red Steenbras

  6. Red Steenbras

    There is a 20% catch rate for Red Steenbras, based on 1 Red Steenbras counted.

    Cape Town Red Steenbras Counts Chart


  7. Yellowtail Amberjack

  8. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 20% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 1 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Cape Town Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 4 species of fish and 5 fish counted for December around Cape Town.

To date, there are 42 species of fish and a total of 317 fish counted for Cape Town and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1820 (202 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 4:09:59 AM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Cape Town Fishing Reports

  • Waiting
    6/21/2022 6:17:12 AM - Waiting is a necessary evil of travel it turns out sometimes it isn't a bad strategy on a trout stream either.

  • A New Favourite
    6/18/2022 3:01:43 PM - Experimentation and modification of the F Fly has resulted in a new favourite pattern for me. Success on the rivers of Mid Wales has secured this fly's place in my boxes

  • AFTM Numbers
    5/15/2022 4:12:15 AM - What’s this? A new initiative to post some information primarily designed for novice fly anglers if you see “The Beginners Page Logo” it means that the post is primarily desig

  • Fly Casting is Difficult isn’t it?
    5/6/2022 7:34:50 AM - A short post about the origins of fly casting why it is different and encouragement that anyone can learn to do it.

  • Tough Days
    3/28/2022 7:13:53 AM - Tough days aren’t always bad days Things for many of us are returning to some sort of normal after all the upsets of Covid lockdowns vaccinations and the like. I can freely en

  • 8x Challenge
    2/13/2022 4:56:41 AM - Catching lots of fish and beginning to experiment I switched over to 8X Stroft GTM tippet. What started out as a challenge actually became standard operating procedure for the

  • Lesotho Diaries Part One
    2/7/2022 11:26:04 AM - After literally months of planning and interruptions related to COVID regulations last year we finally got our moment ‘in the sun’. Our trip to the Bokong River in the highlan

  • Bare Midriff Ant Pattern
    1/11/2022 11:56:00 PM - Thoughts on tying better ant patterns with more defined segmentation. To me segmentation is a key factor in success of ant patterns.

  • Coitus Interuptus
    1/9/2022 12:05:25 AM - Last year failure and disappointment in 2022 hope springs eternal as we plan another trip to the Bokong River in Lesotho

  • The Three Fish Rule
    5/9/2021 8:02:14 AM - The three fish rule isn't really a rule it is a simple strategy which can help one avoid panic and stay focused. Keep you mind while all about your are losing theirs.

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Top Cape Town Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. TackleTart carp fishing specialist

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Top Cape Town Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Inkwazi Flyfishing Safaris
    South African Team Member, World Championship Competitor, Fly Fishing Author, Journalist and Casting Instructor TIM ROLSTON can show you some of the very best and most taxing fly fishing in the country.

  2. Admiral Charters Madagascar

  3. Classic Cape Charters

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