Juandre has been fishing since he age of 4 in his home waters in Cape Town, SA and was instantly hooked! He holds multiple IGFA All-Africa records and gold medals for representing his province and country, becoming the top angler on several occasions.
With over 20 years of experience and the ability to adapt quickly to his surroundings, he almost always puts his clients on fish. His focus is on game fishing via variation of jigging, popping and trolling. Most of his trophy fish have been caught off the Coast of Cape Town, with his Yellowfin Tuna totals numbering over 1000, with his Personal Best being 95kgs, whilst his heaviest Bluefin weighed in at a whopping 104.9kgs.
He lives, breathes and dreams of fish and will do what it takes to ensure that his clients needs are always met and the fish are fed!
Geemuni Chamila De Silva
“Chamila” grew up fishing the waters of the Laccadive Sea, off the south western coast of Balapitiya, Sri Lanka, catching anything that would eat a bait or lure. He spent over 10 years as a Seaman in the Sri Lankan Navy completing courses in the local Coastguard office. Once in the UAE, he Captained a 121 foot Motor Yacht and left that only to follow his passion of fishing. He is known within the Soolyman Team as the ‘Tuna Slayer’ and always seems to be the Captain with the most up to date and relevant knowledge of recent Tuna sightings! Chamila holds all the required qualifications and his passion for this sport is highly addictive.
Dilshan De Silva Wijemuni
“Doobie” comes from Bangladesh and is another one of our highly requested deckhands within the Soolyman Team. He has been a part of the Soolyman Team since 2016 and puts his all into every trip. He grew up fishing in the waters around his home village and has over 25 years fishing experience in total. He always has a smile on his face and is ready to fish all day every day!
Kisal is the newest addition to the Soolyman Team in 2021 and hails from Sri Lanka. Used to Island life, he has ‘sea legs’ and is very comfortable on the deck in all types of sea conditions. He is a fast learner and is always looking to help both Captains and clients with their needs on a Charter. With his great attitude and aptitude for knowledge he will soon be challenging his older team mates for the place of ‘most requested deckie’!