After an absence of almost 2 weeks and with the weather that kept the boats in the harbour most of the time Awesome Charters was yet again in full swing when the yellowtail went on the bite on the 5 mile bank today.
Most of the fish were caught on vertical jigs but a lot of fish also took baited hooks. There were very few young fish and most of the yellowtail were in the 6-10kg class with some yellowtail weighing in at 15 kg.
Just before the marlin tournament started we went fishing Skipskop bank on Sunday and were rewarded by a full quota of fish.
If you went right to the bottom the cob was biting - if you lifted your bait a few meters you had yellowtail on. Everyone had their full quota of fish on board and quite a few smaller fish were released.
One of the junior anglers managed to land a personal best (and a great one at that) of a 20 kg Poense - aka Black Musselcracker.
We now have predictions of wind till Wednesday but from Thursday we will be hunting marlin again during the 2 Oceans marlin tournament. There is plenty of marlin around and over 20 marlin have been boated the past 2 weeks. We are available for charter fishing - game fish and marlin - from 2 March again. Call Stef on 071 238 1000 to book your place or send us a mail with your details.
Marlin and Yellowtail
There have been plenty of yellowtail around the past few weeks.
Also the most marlin we have seen in many years on the shallow banks. Hooked into a big black but lost it after 80 minutes close to the boat.
Plenty of yellowtail were caught today on the 12 mile bank and yet again Awesome hooked into a nice striped marlin but lost this fish after a good fight. This is why landing a marlin is such an honour and acomplishment - there are a 100 things that can go wrong at any time.
If you want to go fishing then call Stef on 0712381000 or email
First Yellowtail of the Season
Frederick took a few anglers out on Saturday and managed to land the first yellowtail of the season for Awesome.
All the fish were caught trolling.
There are loads of yellowtail around, they are just still a bit shy to bite but from experience we know that this will change very shortly.
We are looking forward to a bumper fishing season this year.
To book your place call Stef 071 238 1000 or Nelmarie on 082 870 2783
White Whale Calf
On our last whale watching trip at Struisbaai we not only very happy to see over 30 whales playing in the inshore waters, but also came upon a rare white calf and it's mother relaxing in the warm water.
Albino calves are quite rare and we are happy to have one here in our waters. Unfortunately Southern Right Whales are susceptible to sunburn. Their skins cannot tolerate the harsh sun which is why they choose very cold climates where the sun is weak. These whales get lesions from the sunburn which turn into a form of skin cancer. The albino Southern Rights are even more susceptible to cancerous lesions.
Come whale watching with us by calling Stefano on 071 238 1000 or Nelmarie on 082 870 2783