Spearfishing in Cape Town:
Saunders Rock: Bantry Bay
This great little spot is located in Bantry Bay / Seapoint. If you head down Queens Street then take the left all the way at the bottom right at the beach. Head along until you get to a no entry sign (the road becomes a one way), find parking and take a small walk up the one way (about 10m) there is a stairway heading down to the rocks. That is where you will enter the water.
The entry is great, you simply jump off the rocks into about 5-8m of water. The exit can be a little more difficult depending on swell conditions. If you don’t feel comfortable riding a wave up onto one of the rock ledges then you can swim around the point farther out on your right and around to the small beach there.
Once in the water head out to the middle of the bay (between the kelp beds), there is some great structure there and the kelp makes the fish feel rather safe.
You can easily spend 2-3hours in the water without actually shooting a fish (even though there are hordes of them around), it is a great area to explore.
Visibility can be tricky though, if there is a steady SE blowing you are sure to be in for a treat as it will clean up most of the Atlantic seaboard. The worst I have seen it was just beyond the tip of my speargun, but even then I was still able to get a few fish for the braai.
Here are some need to know facts:
Average Visibility: 3-8m
Average Water Temp: 12-14•c
Edible Critters: Hotties, Jutjaw, Alikreukel