CAPE TOWN’S LEADING YELLOWFIN TUNA EXPERTS WELCOME YOU!
3 BIG REASONS TO BOOK WITH US
109.95kg yellowfin tuna 106.92kg yellowfin tuna 102.6kg yellowfin tuna
OBSESSION MAKES SKI BOAT HISTORY IN SOUTH AFRICA with three triple figure yellowfin tuna, officially weighed, taken in one season over November/December 2012. The first ski boat to do so in the history of angling in South Africa. OBSESSION catches second largest officially caught yellowfin tuna on rod and reel in South African waters 109.95kgs! Nov 2012
In the words of SKI BOAT MAGAZINE March/April 2013 edition page 92 reporting on the 2012 tuna derby ” Then of course there were Dave Christie’s two fish over 100kgs. It is likely that less than 20 anglers in SA have officially weighed a yellowfin over 100kgs, and prior to this tournament nobody that we know of has weighed two!”
WINNERS 2012 TUNA DERBY / TOP BOAT 2011 TUNA DERBY
“Captain Dave has 18 years local fishing experience, having had his skippers ticket from the age of 16 years and now having run 590 tuna charters over the past 10 years, as a full time charter operator Capt. Dave has the experience to get you into your dream tuna. With a 92 % success rate look no further than Two Oceans “
YELLOWFIN TUNA SPECIALIST - “Chosen as the top tuna charter in Africa for Yellowfin”
“A quick word of thanks for a fantastic day of fishing today - boating 5 yellowfin tuna certainly exceeded my expectations of the day. Anybody thinking of booking a trip with Two Oceans Sport Fishing should know that if the Yellowfin Tuna are out there, Capt Dave Christie will find them (when many other skippers don’t!) and that there can be no other skipper in South Africa with more dedication and enthusiasm for the sport! This has to be the best tuna fishing to be had anywhere!” Paul Cameron 23 October 2009
Two Oceans Sport Fishing Charters are identified by American Sportfishing Magazine (Volume 23 issue 2) and Australian Blue Water Magazine (issue 67) as the experts to fish with for Yellowfin Tuna.
Womens Fly Fishing Record 47kg Yellowfin Tuna caught off Obsession by Cindy Mitchell, March ‘07
Mens Fly Fishing Record 76kg Yellowfin Tuna caught off Obsession by Capt. Dave, October ‘05
IGFA Captain Dave Christie grew up fishing the Cape Waters. As a qualified Marine Biologist from the University of Cape Town he has a great passion for and knowledge of the sea. With over 14 years experience skippering and fishing these waters and 5 years full time experience running sport fishing charters you are guaranteed value for your charter. As an expert in both conventional and fly fishing techniques Capt. Dave is sure to put you into your dream catch. Having had a 100% success record over our last tuna season our catch record speaks for itself. As a contributer to 7 sport fishing magazines and having appeared on DSTV, Capt. Dave’s experience is well sought after.
“We have fished in top spots around the world. This is the first time I have had to put the rod down because we were too exhausted from reeling in all those big longfin and yellowfin. Dave and his crew got us into the fish and kept them coming! Mason Tenaglia, Lexington, MA USA, April 2009
“Excellent, Professional, great fun Thank you.” Romek van Litsenborgh
“This was the best days fishing I have ever had and I have had many “ Jim Godd
“Well beyond our expectations, a great day, Tuna for the crusaders!” Clive Cousina
“Well organised, great crew, magnificent day, thanks” Neal & Tristan de Beer
“FANTASTIC - three of the largest tuna i’ve caught in my life ” Andy Jones
“BRILLIANT !! Could not be better!” Doug Lockhart
Landing a monster yellowfin with Mason Tenaglia and son, April 09.
Copyright. Yellowfin photo taken by Morne Hardenburg while free diving off Obsession April 2009.
Two Oceans Sport Fishing Charters - Big Game Deep Sea Sport, Fly & Spear Fishing Charters for Yellowfin tuna from Hout Bay, Cape Town. We also offer Pelagic bird watching during our winter months.
Cape Town, situated at the southern most tip of Africa is a hotspot for Sport Fishing. Seasonal coastal upwelling provides the base of the food chain and is the key to this incredibly productive system. The upwelling supports huge shoals of clupeiod fishes such as sardine and herring. These vast shoals of baitfish attract large numbers of predators such as pelagic and inshore fish, pelagic and coastal sea birds, cetaceans, sharks and seals.
Cape Town is a must do destination for Sport Fishing, Birdwatching and Marine Wildlife enthusiasts. Joining us onboard our new boat, Obsession for a days charter will be a life experience. Our IGFA Certified Captain, and qualified Marine Biologist, David Christie, grew up in Cape Town and has fished these waters his whole life. His experience as a captain, extensive knowledge of local fishing conditions, unbelievable catch record and professional service has made him the favored choice for sportfishermen. This is clearly evident in the number guests who return to fish with Two Oceans Sport Fishing time and time again as well as the friendships that have been built up over the years.
Our predominant offshore target species are yellowfin tuna (from 40kgs to 120kgs), longfin or albacore tuna (between 10 and 38kgs), mako and blue shark (we have a catch and release policy on sharks) and occasionally dorado. Although several are hooked each season, Marlin are not targeted by many sportfishermen in our waters as the yellowfin tuna are so prolific, and are most often hooked on lures trolled for yellowfin tuna.
Inshore we mainly target yellowtail (up to 12kgs) and cape snoek (up to 10kgs). These species often travel in large schools and can provide hectic sport, especially on light tackle. Other species we catch include cape salmon, kob as well as reef shark species. During our tuna fishing seasons when the water is warm inshore, we sometimes catch yellowfin and longfin tuna right by the coast. On several occasions last season we caught yellowfin tuna right at Cape Point. These fish weighed in around the 60kg mark and were taken on light tackle, providing excellent sport.
David has pioneered fly fishing for yellowfin tuna in Cape Town and is with no doubt the leader in this challenging field. In October 2005 David landed a yellowfin tuna on fly fishing tackle weighing in at 76kgs. Since beginning to target monster yellowfin tuna on fly fishing gear, a sport we call Extreme Fly Fishing, many fly fishermen have been successfully guided by David and now too have taken trophy yellowfin and longfin tuna on fly. There is no greater challenge for a saltwater fly fishing enthusiast than to land one of these brutes.
The waters around Cape Point and in False Bay support a wide range of marine wildlife. Southern Wright and Humpback whales arrive in False Bay to calve from June and peak between September and November. Pods of common and bottlenose dolphin are frequent visitors to False Bay during summer and at times our boat is surrounded by thousands of these dolphin. Seal Island in False Bay is crowded with Cape Fur seals and in turn supports a healthy population of Great White Sharks. The coast around the Boulders beach near Simonstown is home to a colony of African Penguins. Offshore we see Brydes whales, Sperm whales, Killer whales, Pilot whales, Rhydes whales and several species of dolphin.
Pelagic bird species tend to congregate offshore (usually between 20 and 30 nautical miles off Cape Point), around the large commercial longliners and trawlers. Here they can enjoy easy pickings from scraps off the commercial boats. In season they can be seen here in their thousands and although there are too many to count, we would estimate one can easily see in excess of 20 000 birds in one day. Many of the birds come within touching distance of the boat, affording unsurpassed photographic and birding opportunities. Although many people bring binoculars, they rarely get used as we are so close to the birds. Species sighted include several species of albatross, petrels, giant petrels, shearwaters, skuas, terns, prions and gulls amongst others.
Two Oceans Sport Fishing Charters look forward to welcoming you onboard Obsession for a great days fishing or birdwatching.
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