Saltwater Fish Species List

Saltwater Fish That Will Take A Fly…

Catching Moonies On FlyWhat saltwater fish species can you expect to catch when you are fly fishing? This is a very good question, as there is not a lot of information out there that lists them specie by specie, but here, on Fish The Fly, we have all the information you need. South Africa has a huge list of saltwater fishes that can be caught and targeted on fly. There are also numerous fish that will pick up a fly when the luck is on your side; one more to the species on fly list!

Listed below are all the saltwater fish species you are most likely to encounter when fishing in South African coastal waters. This is not a full list of South African sea fish, and there might be a few species that are not in the list below that can be caught on fly. If you click the name of the fish, it will take you to a page dedicated to that specific fish species and will provide you with images, information and tips on how to catch them on fly. The fish species pages will be the most comprehensive you have ever seen and will give you every bit of information you need to catch that particular fish specie on fly.

Please see the list of all the saltwater fish species, that can be tempted to take a fly, below. You can also have a look at the list of freshwater fish species that can be caught on fly here.

Baardman
Barracuda
Barred Flagtail
Bartail Flathead
Blacktail
Blennies
Bonefish
Bonito (all species)
Bronze Bream
Damselfish
Dorado
Emperor (all species)
Fingerfin
Fransmadam
Galjoen
Garfish

Garrick
Glassies
Grunter (All species)
Gurnard
Jobfish
Karanteen
King Mackerel
Kingfish
Klipfish
Kob (All species)
Maasbanker
Mackerel
Marlin (all species)
Mirrorfish
Moonies
Mullet

Musselcracker
Pinky
Pompano
Prodigal Son
Pufferfish
Pursemouth
Queenfish
Rainbow Runner
River Bream
River Snapper
Rockcod
Sailfish
Sandsharks
Scad
Sea Catfish
Shad

Sharks
Snapper (all species)
Snoek
Springer
Steenbras
Stonebream
Stumpnose
Tarpon
Thornfish
Threadfin
Tuna (all species)
Wahoo
Wave Garrick
Wrasse (all species)
Yellowtail (tropical and cape)
Zebra

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