We catch 4 types of Tuna:
- SKIPJACK – Smallish Tuna Species
- LONGFIN – Can weigh from 7 to 30kgs
- YELLOWFIN – Weighs from 15 to 100kgs+
- BIG EYE – Weighing in at from 45 to 122kgs
The Yellowfin Tuna – The Infamous Fighter of the Cape, The Mighty Yellowfin Tuna, are found off the Southern Cape Coast in South Africa during warmer months. Weather and ocean temperatures determine how good or bad a day out catching Tuna could be and generally are found between 20 – 50 nautical miles off shore.
The Big Eye Tuna – regarded by many as the strongest fighting fish due to the depth in which we catch it being 500 to 1000m of water. It’s name derives from Hawaaii (Ahi) or by its Latin name Thunnus Albacares, found mainly found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide and off the Southern Cape coast of South Africa.