Saltwater Species to fish for in South Africa

The Saltwater Species that can be targeted in South Africa.

South Africa has an almost countless list of Saltwater Species that can be targeted by anglers. The list below highlights some of the favourite fish species that are targeted around the South African coastline.

Just one of South Africa's Saltwater Species, the Great White Shark

There are so many Saltwater Species available in and around the South African coast. Due to this reason it is important to get your planning well set up for whichever species of fish you may be targeting. This list will give you the essentials that you might need for targeting a specific species of saltwater fish.

There are treasures surrounding the coast of South Africa. The nature, scenery and for the angler, a rich list of saltwater species that can be targeted. The annual sardine run is one of the spectacles of nature and is fantastic to witness. This sardine run is also a great time to up one’s species count as a large number of different species travel with these sardines to hunt them. In turn many anglers target these fish and in a sense, the hunter becomes the hunted. Throughout the year many species can be targeted all along the coast, but during the sardine run many species are clustered together in one location. This is great for fishermen as they have access to species that is mostly inaccessible to them for the rest of the year.

The saltwater species list below will provide you with a basic fishing profile of each species of fish, which will cover the basics of fishing for your preferred species.

Baardman

Baardman

Barracuda

Barracuda

Black Marlin

Black Marlin

Black Musselcracker

Black Musselcracker

Blacktail

Blacktail

Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin

Blue Stingray

Blue Stingray

Bronze Bream

Bronze Bream

Bronze Whaler Shark

Bronze Whaler Shark

Dorado

Dorado

Galjoen

Galjoen

Garrick

Garrick

Giant Kingfish

Giant Kingfish

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead Shark

Karanteen

Karanteen

Kob

Kob

Musselcracker

Musselcracker

Pompano

Pompano

Ragged Tooth Shark

Ragged Tooth Shark

Red Steenbras

Red Steenbras

Sailfish

Sailfish

Sandshark

Sandshark

Shad or Elf

Shad

Spotted Grunter

Spotted Grunter

Springer

Springer

Striped Marlin

Striped Marlin

Wahoo

Wahoo

White Steenbras

White Steenbras

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna