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Fun day fishing with Glenn and family.

We headed down to Cape point for some light tackle inshore fishing. On our way down we came across a huge pod of dolphin which were feeding on bait. We slowed down and followed the dolphins for about 15min while the clients enjoyed them swimming in our bow wave. We hooked up on some katonkel at the point and while heading back to Groendam  we saw a humpback whale jumping and slapping his tail on the surface. While we were all distracted by the whale one rod went screaming off on with a yellowtail. Great fun was had by all.

Inshore Fishing – 9 July 2016

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We had a great day at Robben island with Muhammed and friends on Saturday.

Arriving at the island around 8:45am we got stuck into a big shoal of katonkel. Getting a few strikes on the troll. Later on in the day we found some yellowtail on the spinner which was great fun and got taxed by a few seals which added great excitement to the day. We came across a huge pod of dolphin on our way home, a awesome way to end a fantastic fishing day.

 

Nick – Skipper Big Catch

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

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