The Namibian coast boasts one of the largest populations of Bronze Whaler Sharks in the world. These long sandy beaches are the perfect place to catch the Bronze whaler sharks with not many snags at all to get hooked up on when playing these big brutal fish. These huge sharks can reach well over 400lbs. You will be targeting these amazing fish from the shore on heavy surfcasting tackle and bait. The Bronze Whaler Shark is immensely strong and puts up one of the best fights from the shore you will ever have experienced. You will also be targeting such fantastic species such as the prehistoric-looking Seven-Gilled Cow Shark, the Spotted Gully Shark, huge Smoothhounds, Lesser Guitar Fish, various Rays, Kabeljou, Steenbras and other smaller species.
Shore-based Shark fishing in Namibia takes place from the beaches along the Skeleton Coast, this stunning coastline sits in the cold, nutrient-rich Benguela current of the Southern Atlantic and that, coupled with the hot Namib desert that extends the entire length of the Namibian coastline, means frequent morning fog, which keeps the temperature down to comfortable levels. You will be fishing the area of Henties bay which has many exciting fishing marks within half an hours drive from your accommodation. Shipwrecks adorn this coastline, including some quite recent ones which make for some amazing photographs. The cold current brings a mass of plankton which in turn, brings the fish and other aquatic species.
Namibia Shark fishing is world-renowned as being a truly amazing destination to fish and target the monsters that lurk around here. The beaches here are long sandy expanses the at have very big fish running up and down them, are you up for a fishing experience unlike no other you will find. You will be fishing from the shore on long sandy beaches targeting the huge Bronze Whaler Sharks that live here, these fish can grow in excess of 400lb’s and once hooked will give you a fight you will never forget. Along with the massive Bronze Whaler sharks that inhabit this stretch of coastline you will also be able to target some of the smaller species that live here on lighter tackle.
These include Spotted Gully Sharks, Smoothhounds, Eagle Rays, Sand Sharks and Kabeljou. Rods are typically 14’ one piece and fitted with large multipliers to hold plenty of line. The baits for the bronze Whalers are big and bloody and these are either cast out or flown out using a drone to distances in excess of 250m. Lighter setups are used for other species like the rays and Kabeljou. So if you are looking for your very next full on a fishing adventure then why not give this a go it is one of if not the best shore-based Shark fishing experience in the world. If you would like to see what Namibia Shark fishing is really like, head over to our YouTube channel and take a look for yourself.
Your guide when Shark fishing Namibia will be a top local angler, Louis. This top chef and of course faithful husband of Anneke has been visiting Namibia since he was eleven years old. Being born in Belgium, a country known for great food and chocolate, Louis only has three major passions: hunt, fish and food. After working for years in various Michelin-star rated restaurants, Louis decided to trade the hectic high-level cuisine for the nature of Namibia, where he got married to Anneke after two years.
As a manager at Fisherman’s Guesthouse Louis really made his dream come true to do what he loves most as much as possible: cook, fish and hunt. We have comfortable, four-wheel-drive vehicles that are used to drive onto the beaches meaning we can carry everything needed for a day out. We also offer Hosted Namibia Shark fishing holidays, you can find more information here. If you have any questions regarding our hosted tours, please feel free to get in touch. We will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and goals for your dream fishing holiday.
If you have any questions on any of the Namibia Shark Fishing we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Make sure to explore all of our Shark fishing holidays and fishing trips to Namibia. Remember, you also request a free brochure which contains information on all of our fishing trips.