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Cape Town Fishing



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. Snoek

  2. Snoek

    There is a 56.49% catch rate for Snoek, based on 5137 Snoek counted.

    Cape Town Snoek Counts Chart
    Snoek

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN SNOEK COUNTS CHART


  3. Longfin Tuna

  4. Longfin Tuna

    There is a 14.69% catch rate for Longfin Tuna, based on 1336 Longfin Tuna counted.

    Cape Town Longfin Tuna Counts Chart
    Longfin

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN LONGFIN TUNA COUNTS CHART


  5. Chub Mackerel

  6. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 8.07% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 734 Chub Mackerel counted.

    Cape Town Chub Mackerel Counts Chart
    Chub

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN CHUB MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  7. Bluefish

  8. Bluefish

    There is a 6% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 546 Bluefish counted.

    Cape Town Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


  9. Yellowfin Tuna

  10. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 5.95% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 541 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

    Cape Town Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN YELLOWFIN TUNA COUNTS CHART


  11. Yellowtail Amberjack

  12. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 4.71% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 428 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Cape Town Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN YELLOWTAIL AMBERJACK COUNTS CHART


  13. Skipjack Tuna

  14. Skipjack Tuna

    There is a 3.17% catch rate for Skipjack Tuna, based on 288 Skipjack Tuna counted.

    Cape Town Skipjack Tuna Counts Chart
    Skipjack

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN SKIPJACK TUNA COUNTS CHART


  15. Red Steenbras

  16. Red Steenbras

    There is a 0.24% catch rate for Red Steenbras, based on 22 Red Steenbras counted.

    Cape Town Red Steenbras Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN RED STEENBRAS COUNTS CHART


  17. Shortfin Mako Shark

  18. Shortfin Mako Shark

    There is a 0.19% catch rate for Shortfin Mako Shark, based on 17 Shortfin Mako Shark counted.

    Cape Town Shortfin Mako Shark Counts Chart
    Shortfin

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK COUNTS CHART


  19. Mahi-mahi

  20. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 0.15% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 14 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Cape Town Mahi-mahi Counts Chart
    Mahi-mahi

    ENLARGE CAPE TOWN MAHI-MAHI COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 23 species of fish and 9094 fish counted for April around Cape Town.

To date, there are 48 species of fish and a total of 111522 fish counted for Cape Town and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 7/2/1758 (266 years).

Last Update: 4/17/2024 1:20:24 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Cape Town are the following:

  1. Cape Point Charters Yellowtail and Snoek
    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: www.smartfish.co.z


  2. zubair
    cape town hot spots


  3. Boss 400 - wreck of South Africas largest floating crane

    -34.037080000 18.308598000

  4. Blakes beach


  5. Melkbaai


  6. zubair
    cape town hot spots


  7. Vulcan Rock
    Vulcan Rock


  8. shipwreck off Robben Island. 110
    -33.794756529 18.359839692


  9. South Lions Paw
    South Lions Paw


  10. Sunfish Pinnacle


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Latest Cape Town Fishing Reports

  • Insignificant Fish
    It is early March here in mid-Wales and spring is trying to bring a burst of new life to town. There are daffodils on every grass verge and new lambs are starting to populate


  • Winter Madness
    This past December was one of the wettest on record we had water leaking through the mortar of the chimney breast and spreading chill damp patches on the walls of the loft spa


  • Fly Boxes
    It has been wet and windy here in Mid-Wales although we have avoided most of the “Yellow Weather Warnings” which seem to bypass us to the North West or East. I have taken some


  • Fly Tying and “The Man in the Moon”
    Without many fishing options I am still obsessing about flies. Some more thoughts on trout and fly design.


  • Super Stimulus Flies
    I remain convinced that the idea of close copy fly design is erroneous. That there are other things we need to consider in terms of producing and fishing more effective patter


  • Rules
    Of late I have had little of anything much to do but tie flies and perhaps think more than I should. Time does that for you it leaves space to think and one can do too much of


  • What can touch typing teach us about fly casting?
    Having recently moved to the UK in mid-winter and not having access to any winter grayling fishing where I am located it didn’t seem likely that I would have much to comment o


  • Modified CAR Landing Net
    Modification of a landing net can prove to be a boon for both angler and fish. Hands free stress free catch and release.


  • One More Last Cast
    Trying to enjoy once last really good day on the streams before my departure from SA proved harder than you might think. More failures than successes but then its fishing.


  • Waiting
    Waiting is a necessary evil of travel it turns out sometimes it isn't a bad strategy on a trout stream either.


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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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