St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal
Departing daily (Weather Dependent), from St Lucia, South Africa. South Africa's top deep sea game fishing destination.
We strive to offer the very best service and therefore only accommodate 6 Anglers per launch.
World Heritage Site
Don't forget to take your cameras along as the coastline is incredible with some fascinating scenery.
Deep Sea Fishing from St Lucia has for years been one of the highlights in the area due to the incredible fish species found along the St Lucia Coastline. All deep sea fishing or charter fishing is beach launch which undoubtedly makes for some adrenaline and excitement. Deep Sea Fish Species vary according to the season, summer being the most favorable.
All Deep Sea Game Fishing departs from the local St Lucia beach designated for boat launches only as the sun rises. Please note that fishing permits are required prior to launch for each angler. Should you require more information then please do contact us.
Sea Sickness and Deep Sea Game Fishing from St Lucia. Sea Sickness is unfortunately a reality however note that due to the fact that we are Game Fishing and that the vessel (Free Spirit Deep Sea Fishing Charters) is constantly moving and not idle this eliminates sea sickness to a large degree. Numerous Pharmaceutical products for sea sickness is fortunately available. For more information please contact our local Chemist +27 035 590 1612.
Deep Sea Fishing from St Lucia and Deep Sea Fishing Gear, Lures and Techniques.
Fishing Gear used is of the latest and the newest on the market. All rods and reels are well maintained to ensure optimum use. Weather conditions will dictate which gear (lures & techniques) are to be used on the particular day. Big Game Fishing in particular from St Lucia remains particularly good as numerous species may be caught (Tag & Release of Marlin, Sailfish) is recommended.
Deep Sea Fishing St Lucia Techniques:
Live bait fishing is in particular very popular of the St Lucia coast, smaller bait fish are used for the likes of Cuta, Snoek (Queen Mackerel). While larger live baits such as bonito is used for Marlin and Sailfish.
Trolling with lures offers good results for Dorado, Sailfish and Marlin.
Trolling with bait strips is particularly good for catching Queen Mackerel in the winter months.
Flick Sticking is incredibly fun especially when the Queen Mackerel are biting as light fishing tackle is used.
Big Game Fishing (marlin & sailfish) larger lures are used if no live bait is available. Trolling with lures for big game fish also offers us to fish in larger areas.
Free Spirit Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Owner: Walter Leibrandt
Prior Bookings: Essential
Contact No: 072 129 7495 / 082 301 1325
Free Spirit Charters offers a professional service with a friendly and helpful skipper to ensure the best fishing adventure. Frequently caught species include, Tuna, Dorado, Sailfish, Marlin, King and Queen Mackrel, King fish Species and much more. With extensive knowledge of our local St Lucia waters, our dedicated sipper will host your fishing experience, catering to both seasoned and novice anglers wanting to add a bit of adrenaline to their holiday.
We can launch with a maximum of 6 anglers on board our FREE SPIRIT Carrycat 830, equipped with state of the art electronics, radios and the latest top of the range fishing tackle and equipment with two Suzuki 200 cc engines.
Deep Sea Fishing Tips
Adrenaline, Excitement usually contributes to one loosing fish. Deep Sea Game Fishing can be incredible exciting, however their are numerous ways to avoid loosing ones prized fish while out on a charter.
- Listen to the skipper he has numerous years of experience
- Once a game fish strikes get to the rod as quickly as possible
- Keep your line as taught as possible without to much pressure
- Ensure their is no slack in the line
- Gradually gain line do not force the game fish
- Work with the current if possible
- Your skipper will pursue the fish with the boat making it easier to gain line
- Once you have sight of the fish inform the skipper
- Always remember that once the fish nears the boat the fish will undoubtedly make a last attempt to get away.
- Keep calm as this is in most cases when fish are lost
- Gradually once again gain line with even pressure
- Once the fish is close to the boat lighten the pressure