Tightline Fisheries (T.L.F) was established in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal in 1991. From the humble beginnings of a retail outlet, T.L.F has become a large and diverse organization yet, has remained privately owned allowing T.L.F to adapt quickly and efficiently to the changing needs of the consumer market.

As a family owned and run business, T.L.F’s values include : flexibility, hands on interest, adaptability and making sure our customer’s expectations are met.

T.L.F is now a large distribution company, wholesaling seafood, as well as a comprehensive range of restaurant and catering related products. Distributing to schools, hotels, casinos, restaurants and leading retail stores, to name a few.

27 years of being in the seafood industry has allowed T.L.F to diversify in operations, this diversification encompasses all that we do: catching, importing, processing and distributing  on both an import and export basis.

T.L.F is a vertically integrated company, owning its own tuna polling boat in Hout Bay, Cape Town and processing facility (Futurama 135cc) within the boundaries of the picturesque seaside town of Margate, KwaZulu-Natal.

Tightline Fisheries (T.L.F) retail stores are based on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal and specialise in frozen seafood and take-aways. Marketing its own products under the Tightline Fisheries brand, as well as a diverse range of local and international seafood brands.

We are proud of our ability to provide a complete ‘one stop shop’ solution that encompasses a wide range of products and services tailored to add value to our customers.

With a history of commitment, loyalty and reliability, T.L.F has grown from strength to strength and will continue to do so.