Deep Sea fishing in Durban South Africa is one of the major attractions of the city. Whether you have been deep sea fishing for years or you are a novice looking for new thrills, there are many Durban boat charter crews that create an exciting fishing experience for you.
Usually, a deep sea fishing crew will take a group of four to six people out to sea and supply you with the necessary rods, fishing bait and reels for your full-day experience. The warm waters and tropical climate of Durban provides for a wide variety of marine life.
The type of deep sea fishing trips you can book in Durban vary from shark fishing to marlin fishing, live bait fishing, big game fishing and spear fishing.
Deep Sea Fishing in Umhlanga
The best time of year to go deep sea fishing in Umhlanga, Durban, is during South Africa’s summer months (from November to March). It is important to note that you will need a fishing license for the trip – you can get this license at any Post Office in South Africa. Some of the species you will be able to find in this area include tuna, sailfish, black- and striped marlin, barracuda, garfish, rockod, a large variety of sharks, bonefish, swordfish, kingfish, queenfish, spearfish and more.
Deep Sea Fishing Tips
- Watch the waters: Dolphins tend to follow a school of fishes, like tuna for example. If you see a dolphin or two in the waters, be prepared because there may be some yellowfish tuna nearby.
- Look up: Birds and seagulls in a specific area can mean that there are smaller fish in the area, which you can use for bait when trying to catch bigger game fish.
- Go to harbours and reefs: Durban’s harbours and reefs attract a number of unique species. Even if you are looking for rare game fish, spend a few hours in the harbour and near the reefs and you may be surprised to see what type of fish you can catch!
Durban Deep Sea Fishing Charters
If you are looking for the perfect, once-in-a-lifetime deep sea fishing experience, it is wise to book a boat charter crew that specialises in this unique sport. Lynski Durban is one of the popular fishing charters in Durban and there are also a number of other charters such as Casea Charters, Swissroll and Nikao Fishing Adventures.