Stefano Schoonees

During the past 4 days a total of 56 marlin were caught by boats from Struisbaai harbor with most marlin being released and only 4 brought to shore.

Over 140 strikes and hookups were reported with a few boats managing double hookups as well. One striped marlin was even caught on a spinning outfit.

The warm water that has been flowing in from the east, coupled to an abundance of yellowtail, tuna and skipjacks, are mostly responsible for another great marlin season. If ever you wanted to catch a marlin in Cape waters you have to come to Struisbaai now and book your place on Awesome Charters. Call Stef on 071 238 1000 or e mail info@awesomefishing for more details.

Fish Species: Striped and Black marlin
Bait Used: Konas
Tackle Used: 50 and 80 Marlin rods and reels
Method Used: Trolling konas
Water Depth: 100m
Water Temperature: 23 Deg C
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed: 5 knts
A 133 kg Striped Marlin
A 133 kg Striped Marlin

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Stefano Schoonees

About The Author: Stefano Schoonees

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

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