1 Day Rock and Surf Fishing Package
Duration: 1 Day
Skill Level Required: None
In all a great package for anyone wanting to have a fantastic day out fishing with a professional and learning the tricks of the trade. There is almost always something to catch no matter the weather. Having grown up in Jeffreys Bay, Duvan and his team of guides know all the local hideouts should high winds or big seas prevail.
This package includes bait, tackle, soft drinks and packed lunch AND lots of fun!
The most targeted and desired shark to catch from shore. People come from all corners of the world to feel the strength and power of these incredible fish whose momentum is absorbed by the human body.
It is truly a supernatural feeling that engrosses one in the fight. These sharks are most well-known for the fast and long run longs they produce, often keeping the angler on engaged in the action for 45+ minutes before they reel the product of their fight – a shark of anywhere between 5 and 250kg. These beauties are built of pure muscle and have big pectoral fins that help them use both the current and sea conditions in their favour.
To ensure contact with a good bronzie session, bookings of 5 days or more are encouraged. On our best days, expect to take on over 10 of these monstrous sharks in a single day! Luckily, you can expect a cold beverage or beer to enjoy after encountering one of these amazing species, while simultaneously soaking up the glory of your catch and the bragging rights associated with it.
The Ragge-tooth shark AKA the Raggie. They are epidemic to South Africa and are plentiful, particularly in the Jeffreys Bay region where the big females come to pup! They have a mouth scattered with mighty monstrous teeth, making for an awesome take-home photograph that should be on every bucket list when travelling to South Africa. The fight for one of these sharks may not be as tedious as that of the fight for a bronzie, however, the excitement remains on par as one the sharks use their large bodies and weight of between 80-250kg to their full advantage.
Mussel cracker; a name that so exquisitely personifies this species goat like teeth that are biologically tailored to crush any crustacean in its way. A sight that is most fascinating to the human eye.
Do not be deceived by the bulky shorty bodies of these fish which easily tip the scale at 12-14kg, with an average size of 7 to 9kg. These fish inhabit deep rock-strewn terrain, where they feed on a diet of crabs, mussels, red bait, abalone (perlemoen) and any other crustacean.
Naturally, this terrain makes the fight for one of these beauties a tough and complicated one, however, this incentivizes the catch even more as the reward once landed, leaves you with a blood-pumping adrenaline no fear factor like activity could produce. The landing of a mussel cracker is, in layman’s terms, ‘simply awesome’.
One of South Africa’s biggest appeals for fishing is that its ocean is as likely as not the only one where the dusky kob of over 100lbs can still be caught. Beautiful large silver slabs illustrate this fish whose appearance is so astonishing it is sure to amaze both hunters and ambuciousers alike.
They move into the rich rivers of South Africa each year, with the period between July and October attracting the feisty females inshore amongst the beautiful South African beaches where they patrol in and out of the rivers. These females are not immune to the natural protective instinct and are ferocious in their endeavor, eating almost any other fish that swims in their way.
We utilise lures and live bait to make these epic catches. Kob are a family favourite dish for many South Africans who braai these tasty fish, however, this has made the species victim much onslaught without acknowledgment that this species is dying out in numbers. We hope to encourage a mindset shift to protect rather than consume these fish which is why we attempt catch and release practices wherever possible with great success using targeting to catch sizeable kob between 4 and 15 kg.
These fish are natural born hunters who often hunt in big schools, evidencing that both blood-thirstiness and community can co-exist. These robust and swift fish are caught using light gear, making the human muscle-power of the catch that much more riveting ! These Fish find themselves off deep rocky points, dwelling in the surf zones and rich South Africa Estuaries. Our methodology of surface lures with a slow pitch and live bait has proven to ensure a successful catch.
The Black Ray
There is no getting around the fact that these fish are heavy, very large and strong beyond reason. These fish are a force to be reckoned with and provide a fight whereby anglers find themselves testing their abilities to the extreme as they attempt to land such a magnificent beast from shore. These fish are bottom dwellers, but feed on anything that crosses their path although, we have noticed the fan-favourite amongst them is octopus of which we use a whole on as bait.
Jeffreys Bay is a small coastal town in the Eastern Cape known world-wide for its surfing with the annual Profest Surfing competition taking place here, however it is amongst fisherman a well-known favourite too, and in many professional opinions, the best.
The main selling point of Jeffreys Bay is the versatility; it offers a major variety of species, almost always offering a fishing option in the most adverse fishing conditions should they prevail. It is still one of the only areas left in South Africa that 100 pounder kob/mulloway/jewfish are still being caught, attributable to the numerous estuaries that provide a safe breeding space for the big females. Kobs, however, of over 15kgs are still few and far between and require intensive and dedicated targeting that should be communicated to you beforehand to manage your expectations.
We pride ourselves on this honesty that any professional in the industry should hold.
Peak season: October to May
This is generally a great time to travel to SA. Weather patterns are generally very stable and offer a great variety of species. Even on the slower days there are small sharks that keep us occupied and on our toes.
Typically, the mornings provide very enjoyable weather conditions is very with little to no wind and good sunshine. Around midday, one should expect typical east winds to pick up that can blow up to 35km/ph. Do not worry though, we are geared for this and will go out of our way to make it as comfortable as possible – this is one the many advantages of utilising our services as we are the most prepared for all conditions.
When fishing with us, one can also expect to make use of the most advanced fishing drones that easily fly in strong winds that get our baits into the right zones with ease.
This seasonal period also boasts good catches of almost all non-edible species particularly the local raggetooth sharks and good catches of the famous Bronze whaler sharks which are amongst the most desired catches in the Eastern Cape region and worldwide. They are known for their big fast runs often peeling couple 100ms off in one go.
The December period doesn’t offer the best edible fishing as there are plenty sharkies that eat the live baits intended for catches of kob and garrick. However, if the timing is right, one can make good catches of kob and Garrick using both our expertise of live bait fishing and lures paddle tails and bucktails.
Light and wind resistant
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