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Yellowfin fun – 15 May 2016

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Rodger,  Albe and mates joined us for another trip to the deep yesterday.  Fishing was very slow in the morning but we managed to russel up some Longfin and Yellowfin just after lunch.

We hooked up to a monster Yellowfin but unfortunately the hook pulled about 20min into the fight.  We still managed to land a smaller Yellowfin and a couple of Longfin. Thanks for the great day guys,  see you boys soon.

Nick – Skipper Big Catch


Lucky Friday the 13th – 13 May 2016

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Friday the 13th……. Who would have thought it would be our lucky day.

Heading out with Daniel and mates, for a bachelors fishing trip, we managed to put all the boys on some fish. Unexpectedly we hooked a 91kg Bluefin tuna on the troll which was something really special for the client and us! We also boated a 60kg yellowfin and  Longfin. What a awsome day on the water!


Nick – Skipper Big Catch

The Catch After the Storm – 24 April2016

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Phill joined us for some tuna action this weekend. Arriving in the deep after the huge storm that hit Cape Town at the start of the weekend, we didn’t know where to start looking for fish. The water was green and cold were we caught fish a couple days ago so I followed my insticts and trolled towards the inside. Here we found blue warm water.

Within 10min in the blue water we had a double up strike on Longfin. I turned the boat for the drift and started throwing bait. We raised a shoal of Longfin and Yellowfin sitting under the longfin at 40m. We hooked some Longfin on the bait I eventually hooked a Yellowfin. Passing the rod to Phill who was excited to get his dream Yellowfin. Unfortunately 30min into the fight the hook pulled and we lost the fish.

I stripped another bait going tight on a monster fish. The fish ran on the surface for about 300m then took a dive. 1hr and 30min later we landed the fish. It was a 200+kg Mako shark which came up tail wrapped. We safely released the shark. Non the less Phill was chuffed with his big shark and he will be back next year to get his big Yellowfin. We look forward to having him on board again!


Nick – Skipper Big Catch

Popping with Justin and Guests – 20 April 2016


Justin Kemp and the Columbia boys joined us for a popping charter. We arrived in the deep catching some Longfin on the bait to begin with. The Yellowfin arrived  seeing some monster Yellowfin in the chum. Our adrenaline started to pump.

Hooking our first couple of Yellowfin on the bait Justin started throwing his hammer head popper. Within minutes he had a bus of a yellowfin come up and smash his popper. The fish hit the popper but didn’t hook up. He turned and hit it again with huge force. Justin was on, rod bending and Stella screaming he was smiling from ear to ear. He landing a very nice Yellowfin of 95kg.

We then got Albe stuck into a huge Yellowfin on the bait. With the North Westley picking up I got anxious to get this fish onboard. Eventually after 2hours we landed this monster Yellowfin weighing in at 103,6 kg!!!


Nick – Skipper Big Catch

Longfin Tuna – 19 April 2016

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We went out to the deep with Max and friends. We arrived at the tuna grounds and found some Longfin tuna. After throwing chum the guys caught some Longfin on the bait. They were ready ready for some bigger class fish when we saw some yellowfin marking at 40 meters. Unfortunately we had to return home  before we could hook one  as some of the clients on board were getting sea sick. None the less we had a great day out in the deep.


Nick – Skipper Big Catch

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