Sea Angling, Namibia

7 nights, Skeleton Coast

Namibia’s coastline has rich plankton life forms and some of the best fishing waters in the world. You can enjoy angling from the shore or from a boat, catching shark, snoek, steenbras, kabeljou and catfish. There are details below on the different trips offered and a sample 7-day itinerary.

Boat fishing - Bottoms (All year round):

Depart from Swakopmund at 8.30 am. Fishing takes place from 100m up to 800m off shore and approximately 20km either north or south of Swakopmund. The most common fish to catch is kabeljou, black tail, steenbras, catfish and a variety of shark species.

Bottom fish are caught with bait such as sardine, mussels etc, in depths of 2m water up to 15m very close to reefs.

This tour includes a lunch pack, a cool box with beer and soft drinks and all bait and tackle.

The fish you catch are yours to keep, but sharks will be released.

Lines up + 15h00 weather permitting.

Boat fishing - Game Fishing (In season: October - January):

Depart from Swakopmund between 7.30 and 8.30am. Fishing takes place at +25km off shore and approximately 100 m depths of water. The most common fish to catch is snoek, yellow tail, mackerel and blue shark.

Game fish are caught with artificial lures while slow trawling. Snoek sizes differ between 3kg up to 6kg average.

This tour includes a lunch pack, a cool box with beer and soft drinks and all bait and tackle.

The fish you catch are yours to keep.

Lines up + 15h00 weather permitting.

 

Beach fishing (All year round):

Depart from Swakopmund at 8.00am in a Toyota Landcruiser. Fishing takes place from shore and the distances can differ from 8km up to 120km along the coast.The most common fish to catch is kabeljou, black tail, steenbras, galjoen, catfish and a variety of shark species especially copper shark that can reach a weight up to 180kg.

This tour includes a lunch pack, a cool box with beer and soft drinks and all bait and tackle.

The fish you catch are yours to keep, but as with bottom fishing sharks will be released.

Lines up + 17h00.

On request a fish barbeque / seafood lunch can be arranged at an extra cost.

The best time of year for big game fishing is October-January.

All boats are Catamaran Ski Boats and differ between 22–28 feet in size. There is a toilet on board. The boats used are fully surveyed and comply to all safety requirements and are registered with Namibian Tourism board. All skippers are in possession of a skipper’s license.

Sample 7 day itinerary:

  • Day 1: Fly Windhoek
  • Day 2: Transfer to Swakopmund, overnight guesthouse or hotel
  • Day 3: Shore Fishing
  • Day 4: Boat Fishing
  • Day 5: At leisure in town with option to take part in activities on offer (quad biking, golf, dolphin cruise etc)
  • Day 6: Boat Fishing
  • Day 7: Shore Fishing with seafood barbeque
  • Day 8: Transfer back to Windhoek and fly home

Included in the price:

  • Domestic charter flights
  • Airport and internal transfers
  • Fly fishing expeditions and guide
  • Accommodation in double/twin rooms with private bathroom (+25% for single occupancy)
  • All meals

 


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