Fishing in Agulhas
Living within a CBD, or close to one, has many positive factors associated with it as well as negative ones. Feeling confined in your office, traffic, high-prices and petty crime are just some of the realities city dwellers face. One of the many privileges of living in the Western Cape is when the chaos of the a fast-paced lifestyle starts to become overwhelming, a relaxing getaway near the ocean, in a forest or out in the farmlands is just a short drive away. Located in the Overberg region, Agulhas has been a favourite getaway for Capetonians and many other travellers alike for decades. Especially if you’re on the hunt for some fine fishing and outdoor adventures!
Home to the southern-most tip of Africa, tourists and holiday makers flock to this coastline to soak up the sun and fresh air, escape from the city or partake in one of the many outdoor activities available in Agulhas. Recreational fishing in Agulhas is a widely-practiced leisure activity for both locals and visitors here, thanks to the shallows. In fact, this curving coastline offers even the most experienced of fishermen and women a challenge with its rocky surfaces. However, these positions give you the opportunity to catch exquisite specimens of fish like Galjoen and Musselcracker.
Alternatively, visitors and avid sports fishermen and women who prefer the deeper waters, can also enlist the services of many fishing charters available here. This area of the Western Cape is also where the Atlantic and Indian ocean meet. For hundreds of years, it’s been known as a shipping hazard by explorers and navigators of yesteryear, which is why it’s highly recommended for visitors to hire professional skippers for day fishing trips. You’ll truly have the experience of a lifetime just off the Southern African coast. There are many reasons why people flock from all over the world to visit this particular coastline.
As a fishing village on the grow, there’s an abundance of space to setup camp, accommodation, boats and other gear to hire and most importantly, several services and amenities within the town itself to appease your creature comforts. From bait and boats to fishing rods and reel repairs, your holiday needs can be taken care of. If you’re bringing your own boat to Agulhas, it’s important to know that the roads here are paved and wide enough to accommodate your vehicle, camper van or bakkie and its trailer.