Fishing Reports by Guide Stefano Schoonees
About The Author:
Company: Overberg Angling
Area Reporting: Overberg
Bio: I have been saltwater fishing for more than 38 years in the Overberg region, mostly Struisbaai and Arniston. Skipper of Awesome Charters in Struisbaai for the past few years and a light tackle enthusiast
[Struisbaai,OB] During the past 4 days a total of 56 marlin were caught by boats from Struisbaai harbour
[Struisbaai,OB] With plenty of young yellowtail at Blougansie it was an ideal time to give the young ones a chance to hone their angling skills and experience the power of these tenacious fighters.
[Hout Bay,WC] At around 30 miles from Houtbay we saw the commercial tuna fleet spread out and put our spread of Havoc lures in the water. Within 5 mins we had multiple strikes.
[Struisbaai,OB] Groaning, sweating, dancing, cursing all along the gunwales! This was what we came here for!
[Struisbaai,OB] 2 Marlin hooked and one landed in between big Cape Yellowtail
[Struisbaai,OB] We trolled for about 15 minutes in the direction of the birds milling about, and the next minute the water around the boat was alive with colour as a school of Dorado and Yellowtail suddenly appeared all around us.
[Struisbaai,OB] We had a short 3 hour trip booked with 6 youngsters ranging from 4-10 and their 3 dads in attendance on Awesome Too and decided to take them to a nice fishing spot past the wreck of the Oriental Pioneer for some fishing
[Struisbaai,OB] We had a flying start to the fishing at Skipskop on Sunday when both the Awesome boats left Struisbaai harbour early the morning on a fast run on flat seas to the fishing grounds at Skipskop.
[Struisbaai,OB] The last two trips by Awesome Charters to the deeper reefs behind the 12 Mile Bank turned out to be very successful and we boated a lot of fish.
[Struisbaai,OB] A group of anglers from Cape Town went fishing on Monday in not so perfect weather, but ended up with a great mixed bag of fish.
[Struisbaai,OB] A lovely winters day with a flat sea and almost no wind and we were off fishing for Red Romans and Red Stumpnose at Agulhas
[Struisbaai,OB] On Saturday a few intrepid anglers set out from Struisbaai harbour aboard Awesome Charters looking for some bottom fish and hopefully a few cob.