“I have not looked back once since I first installed Raymarine products on Fish Tales. They have become an extension of my Captaining abilities.”

Justin van der Walt - Fish Tales Charters

Pro Angler Profile - Justin van der Walt

Pro Angler Profile - Justin Walt | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR
Pro Angler Profile - Justin Walt | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Born 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa. Captain Justin van der Walt developed his passion for the outdoors and fishing through constant exposure to these activities by his farther. At the age of 16 he lost most of the use of his right arm in a motorcycle accident but was determined not to let this stand in the way of living life to its fullest.


In 2016 he started Fish Tales Charters, born from a love of fishing and a passion to share ocean bound experiences with others. Captain Justin achieved his SADSAA (South African Deep sea Angling Association) skipper colours in 2017 and has received numerous recognitions in local fishing competitions as an angler and Captain alike.

Fish Tales Charters now has two boats operating in Cape Town with great plans for the future.

Pro Angler Profile - Justin Walt | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

CASE STUDY

I have not looked back once since I first installed Raymarine products on Fish Tales. They have become an extension of my Captaining abilities, giving me the edge needed to excel in a sport where the competition is fierce.

Raymarine is always on the forefront of innovation and constantly introducing new technology to their product line. This kind of forward thinking aligns with my personal aspirations of being the top charter boat captain / operator in my industry.

Areas that I fish can be more than a 1000m deep but we only target fish in the first 100m. This does in no manner mean that I do not need to know what is going on with the bottom structure. Structures create updwellings of nutrient rich waters, attracting bait fish, which in turn attracts the pelagic Yellowfin Tuna that I target. Raymarine's Axiom Pro RVX with built in 1KW sounder helps me pin point these structures to find the fish.

After finding the area where the fish might be, I switch to chirp with side view. The side view shows me exactly where the fish are in relation to the boat while the chirp sounder (set to manual range) scans the first 100m of water under the boat.

Key Equipment Onboard

Axiom Pro | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Axiom Pro 12RVX | Axiom Pro 9

RV & 1KW Transducer

Axiom XL, Axiom Pro 12, Axiom 9 (Fish Tales II)

RV & 3KW Transducer (Fish Tales II)

RVX1000 (Fish Tales II)

Quantum CHIRP Radar | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Quantum CHIRP Radar

Quantum 2 Doppler (Fish Tales II)

RS150 (Fish Tales II)

Evolution Autopilot| Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Evolution Autopilot

AIS1700 (Fish Tales II)

Ray60 VHF (Fish Tales II)

Connect 50 Digital Switching (Fish Tales II)

i70s | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

i70s Instrument

FLIR M232 Thermal (Fish Tales II)

CAM 220 (Fish Tales II)

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