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Two Oceans Marlin Tournament 11-17 February 2023

Marlin are known as "The King of Game Fish", and they are one of the most sought-after catches among anglers worldwide. The waters off Struisbaai have long been recognised as one of South Africa's most prolific spots for marlin fishing, which explains why this event has become so popular over the years. This will be the 16th Annual Two Oceans Marlin Tournament hosted once more at the Southernmost Tip of Africa. But there's more than just bragging rights at stake here—this tournament is about much more than just hooking one of the big fish that live off of this coast. It's also about conservation and protection of not only these gigantic fish but also the waters where they swim.

Commonly known as the Two Oceans Marlin Tournament, and hosted by the Suidpunt Deep Sea Angling Club, the tournament has gained a name for itself as one of the most challenging marlin competitions along the South African coast. Deep-sea anglers pit themselves against the three species of marlin found in the region, as well as the volatile weather and rough seas of the Cape of Storms. Another one of its charms is the great camaraderie that keeps anglers coming back year after year.

The tournament is 100% catch and release with a strong emphasis on conservation, as the tournament's fishing grounds are right next to the recently declared Agulhas Marine Protected Area. Luckily all marlineers agree that watching one of these magnificent fish swim free is probably equally thrilling as bringing it alongside the boat to video it before unhooking.

Visit the Suidpunt Deep Sea Angling Club Facebook group for more about the Tournament.