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Mossel Bay | Garden Route

Ethical Handling of Stingrays: A Guide for Responsible Anglers

Short tail stingray photographed at Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town

With fishing comes a responsibility to ensure the ethical treatment of the creatures we encounter. This is why we’ve written this guide, to emphasise the importance of ethical handling, particularly when it comes to often-overlooked species, like stingrays.

Shark Conservation in Mossel Bay | Tag and Release

Salt Life Fishing Charters collaborates with local shark researchers from the Shark Research Unit to tag sharks and rays. We catch sharks as bycatch, and use the opportunity to tag and release them as part of the Cooperative Fish Tagging Project.

Banana Curse & 6 More Crazy Mossel Bay Fishing Superstitions

Fishing, an activity that intertwines skill, patience, and the unpredictability of nature, has cultivated a rich tapestry of superstitions and folklore among anglers for centuries. The Mossel Bay fishing community is certainly not immune to these superstitions.

Why We Love Deep Sea Fishing in Mossel Bay

Our 26ft Buttcat, Instagator was purpose-built for fishing charters Mossel Bay

As a sea fisher for 30 years in the Garden Route, and a deep sea fishing charter skipper for the last 10 years, I can honestly say that Mossel Bay provides one of the best recreational angling opportunities along the coast.

Mossel Bay Sea Fishing Rocks | All About Yellowbelly Rockcod

Yellowbelly rockcod caught while fishing in Mossel Bay on a Salt Life Fishing Charter trip

Mossel Bay is home to yellowbelly rockcod and cat-faced rockcod. It’s pretty easy to distinguish between the two since the yellowbelly lives up to its namesake, sporting a bright yellow belly and chin. Catface, on the other hand, are light brown, with lots of dark spots and no yellow.

Sea Fishing Trips & Tips – All About Kob

Small winter kob caught by charter guests from the USA and UK

We’ve caught a few surprise silver kob (known locally as kabeljou) on our deep sea fishing trips this winter, so we wanted to share some interesting facts about the species.

5 Reasons to Fish With Salt Life Fishing Charters Mossel Bay

A beautiful juvenile silver kob caught by one of our sea fishing trip clients from the USA while Mossel Bay fishing

Before we launch into our own reasons, just read 5 glowing reviews from our guests, who blow our trumpet for us. We are very proud of our 5-star Google review rating as giving our guests the best possible boat fishing charters Mossel Bay is our main goal…