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Fishing:    

The Eastern Cape region is arguably the mecca of fishing and hunting in South Africa.  We have some of the finest trout and yellowfish flyfishing, bass-fishing and sea fishing in the country within a day’s drive of the hunting areas, some of yet undiscovered or only partially exploited.

Deep-sea, estuary and rock-and-surf sea fishing takes place along the famous South African Wild Coast located on the eastern seaboard.  Our company operates three vessels out of a hamlet called Kei Mouth, launching through the surf in the Kei River mouth – visit the launch-site on GoogeEarth at 32ᵒ : 40.856’S;   028ᵒ : 23.302’E.   Adjacent to the fishing area is the Kei/Nyara Marine Protected Area which enhances local fishing considerably.

There are no harbours along the Wild Coast, so launching is through the surf out of estuaries or off beaches.   Vessels capable of this are limited in size and known locally in South Africa as “skiboats”.  The vessel you will fish on is a 22’6” catamaran powered by twin 140hp Suzuki 4-stroke outboard motors.  It’s equipped with all the gear and gadgets you’d expect to find on a vessel operated by fishing mad people.

The fishing area is only an hour’s drive from Kei River ranches so if the weather is right and your hunting trophy list up-to-speed, it’s a simple matter to take off for a day or two’s deep-sea fishing.  You will stay in our family seaside cottage at a hamlet called Morgan Bay which can be seen on  GoogleEarth 32ᵒ : 42.463’S;  028ᵒ : 20.547’S, or in a local Bed and Breakfast hotel, or return to the hunting lodge before and after fishing.

Species available vary according to the season.  Winter months provide mostly bottom-fishing for reef species endemic to the eastern seaboard of South Africa.  Summer months see the advent of game fish like dorado, yellowfin tuna and marlin.  We have only just discovered the marlin resource off our coastline and are not experts at this.  But we experienced 3 strikes in one day and total of 6 strikes over 7 days last summer from a mixture of blue, black and striped marlin.  Marlin and dorado months are late November to end of January/early February.

Your daily hunting rate takes care of deep-sea fishing costs, excepting fuel which will be an added cost of $160 per day for the boat (not per person).  If hotel accommodation is required, allow $100 per night.  Refer the photo’s for some of the unique species available in this part of the world.

For freshwater fly and bass fishing and other forms of saltwater fishing, a few extra days should be allowed.   If you’re interested in this, we will tailor-make a tour for you.  There may be added costs if requirements are extraordinary.

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