The best game fishing spots in Southern Africa are found around the Cape Peninsula. On the False Bay side of Cape Point, bluefin and yellowfin tuna have been hooked off the ledge, while Rooikrans, in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, has been rated as one of the finest fishing areas in the world. Bordjiesrif and Buffels Bay are also famous fishing spots in the angling fraternity. Both of these spots also have tidal pools, picnic areas, barbecue facilities and beautiful nature trails and walks. White steenbras, stumpnose and galjoen are caught from the rocks at Kommetjie and further along the coast.

During the winter months the Cape snoek run and Kommetjie Bay see a flotilla of seagoing craft gathering to make short work of the plentiful fish. For anglers who prefer to fight their fish, a trip out to sea about 30 nautical miles off Kommetjie takes you to the deep-sea fishing grounds that are home to tuna, albacore, black marlin and the fighting mako shark. If you find the lure of the deep ocean and large game fish irresistible, then Big Fisher Fishing Charters (www.fishingcharters.co.za) is just right for you. This charter company specialises in catching tuna, strong yellowfin, big-eye or longfin, and other species of game fish. It also fishes inshore for yellowtail, geelbek, snoek, kabeljou and reef fish.