We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to catch some of South Africas biggest and toughest species from the shore. Here at the beautiful destination of Jeffrey’s bay, you will be fishing from the shore with a very experienced guide who will aid you while on your holiday to land some of the Indian Oceans most hard fighting species. This holiday will see you fishing big baits from the shore hunting down the very big sharks that inhabit these waters, these enormous specimens will see you doing battle as you pit your wits to defeat the king of the seas and land that fish you have always wanted to catch. There is no need to take your tackle with you when travelling to Jeffrey’s bay as all your tackle and bait is included in the holiday. This is one holiday where you can just turn up and fish with no extras to worry about. Our experienced guide that you will be fishing with will be on hand at all times to assist you with everything that you will need, his advice will be the best you can get and with him helping out with casting, baiting up and landing the fish all you have to worry about is will you be able to defeat the monsters that lurk in these waters. This is a holiday that every angler who enjoys fishing from the shore just has to do at least once in their lives, set in stunning surroundings and with fish that are of sizes you will not have seen on the UK shores your experiences once you have visited Jeffrey’s Bay will leave you wanting to return year after year and will give you memories that will forever stay in your mind.
You will be fishing Jeffrey’s Bay which is a small town in South Africa, located on what is known as the garden route this settlement looks out onto the wild nutrient-rich Indian Ocean. This beautiful destination is located 45 miles west of Port Elizabeth and is home to some of the most naturally diverse surroundings you will come across. Jeffreys Bay is a popular tourist destination because of its surfing opportunities and its amazing blue flag beach. Jeffreys Bay is famous for abundant seashells, great seafood and calamari. Every year, migrating whales also make their way to Jeffrey’s Bay to give birth, and whales can be seen breaching almost every day during the season. Just northeast of the town lies the Kabeljou nature reserve. It is a walk-about reserve, well known to anglers for a diverse number of fish. The Kabeljous estuary is one of the best-preserved estuaries in the Eastern Cape. The lagoon is home to waterfowl, herons, and a variety of waders. Nearby, the Seekoi nature reserve lies between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach. The reserve lies on the estuary formed by the Seekoei and Swart rivers. The reserve is rich in birdlife with over 120 species of birds. The lagoon is also home to numerous Red-knobbed coots and small antelope. There is also a circular hiking trail that takes about three hours to complete. The trail starts with a trip on a raft across the lagoon and runs through fynbos and subtropical vegetation.
The fishing in Jeffrey’s Bay can only be described as phenomenal, these waters are full of big Sharks including Bronze Whalers, Ragged Tooth and the super-hard fighting Bull Shark. In fact, Jeffery’s Bay is renowned as one of the best places in the world to target and catch big Ragged-tooth Sharks so if that is a species that you wish to target then this is the trip for you. Add to this a wide variety of other species including Duck-Billed Rays, Blue-Rays, SmoothHound, Sand sharks, Spotted Gully sharks and Kabeljou there is something for everybody here and anglers will be left wondering what fish will bite next. The Sharks that can be caught here reach huge sizes with 400lb plus specimens a real possibility and with much bigger fish swimming these waters if you hook into one you had better be prepared for a fight like no other, these fish will hit hard and then run fast. When fishing for the Sharks you will be ledgering baited traces from the shore, these big baits will release a scent trail in the water that will prove irresistible to any predator that is in the area leading them to hone in on whatever is on your hook and then hopefully they will chow down making your ratchet scream as this monster of a fish makes a bid for freedom. The tackle supplied is well up to the job of landing these big fish with top-end rods, reels line and end tackle all being used to ensure that you have the best possible chance of landing a fish once hooked. The fishing is mainly done from sandy beaches areas, rocky ledges and other shore areas meaning the water is easily accessible for the safe landing of the fish and also meaning that while playing the fish you will be in the best possible location to play it.
While on your South African shore fishing holiday you will be guided by renowned South African shore fishing guide Gerhard Guse. Gerhard has many years of experience fishing for Sharks from the South African shoreline and is very highly regarded amongst the fishing community in South Africa. He will be on hand to look after you while you fish helping with everything from baiting and casting out to giving advice when needed and landing your fish. When fishing from the shore in South Africa and using light tackle you will have your own rod ensuring that you will be getting the most out of your fishing time. When you are targeting the monster Sharks that inhabit these waters you will be on a rotation with the rods that are in the water, ensuring that everybody gets a chance of hooking one of these massive toothy predators. Gerhard will aid you every step of the way while fishing making sure that you have the utmost chance of landing your fish once hooked.
We are able to offer Safari and shark cage diving at an additional cost. Please enquire with our office if this is something you wish to add onto your holiday.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, can request a free brochure.