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 Posted: Sun Aug 19th, 2018 02:22 pm
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Fishing Report – Durban – 21 August 2018
Today the weather forecast was wrong yet again, but for a change it was in our favour. Forecast showed a strong SW wind and some rain, but we launched this morning with a very light SW which only picked up as we were heading back to port, there was no rain but sunny skies and we had a stunning 5 hour morning trip. Water temperature is cold averaging at just over 20deg.C with a reverse current. Fishing was good today but the fish would only bite if the boat was going in a specific condition so one would see the showing on the finder, mark it and then make a turn and come back over the mark in the right direction. Bonnies were plentiful with over 20 being caught for the morning and we also released some, the Yellowfin Tuna were also around and going over one showing we had 5 reels screaming and we landed 4 at once making for great excitement, especially the one that took the ultra light rig which gave a really good fight. The fish were not behaving normally today and most were biting the lures very close behind the boat and not the ones further back, they were also jumping out the water at the lures making a great show and one could watch them jump and hit the surface lures and then watch the road bend and the reel zing. We also had a double hook up on the Rapala X Rap Xtreme’s but one came off and we landed the other. Then as we were heading back to port a few Kilometres out, we had another Yellowfin Tuna hooked up from one of the bullets running far back. Great fun all in a 5 hour morning trip.

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Nice report Captain!

To think in 3 or 4 years the brothers and sisters of those yellowfin will be eating the children of those sarda sarda in and around the Cape! Those sarda are some of my favourite action, when they are a good size and fat there is not much in the sea that is so aggressive and fights so hard pound for pound..Little mini doggies.. :) When we get them from the side in numbers and of good size, some of the best fun you can have with your clothes on.. Do you ever spin for those yellows and bonnies with small spoons and light gear when you hook up on backlines? A sea full of 3-5kg bonnies, a 1.5 oz tin spoon, 25lb braid, a light rod with decent backbone and a stradic5000 is a tooo much fun..Spun for the little yellows up the east coast off a djow with a 25hp yammie and it was tooo much of a blast to go back to my normal fishing before that. Woke up a fishing monster inside me! Ja you have rigs for your clients to spin? A sea boiling of small tunas, a spoon, the right rig..life changing stuff..

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Nice report Captain!

To think in 3 or 4 years the brothers and sisters of those yellowfin will be eating the children of those sarda sarda in and around the Cape! Those sarda are some of my favourite action, when they are a good size and fat there is not much in the sea that is so aggressive and fights so hard pound for pound..Little mini doggies.. :) When we get them from the side in numbers and of good size, some of the best fun you can have with your clothes on.. Do you ever spin for those yellows and bonnies with small spoons and light gear when you hook up on backlines? A sea full of 3-5kg bonnies, a 1.5 oz tin spoon, 25lb braid, a light rod with decent backbone and a stradic5000 is a tooo much fun..Spun for the little yellows up the east coast off a djow with a 25hp yammie and it was tooo much of a blast to go back to my normal fishing before that. Woke up a fishing monster inside me! Ja you have rigs for your clients to spin? A sea boiling of small tunas, a spoon, the right rig..life changing stuff..

Yes we do spin for them and have lovely spinning gear on board, we even target them on fly sometimes. It just depends on the guests of the day and how many there are. We often also troll for them with the light spinning gear and I often use our little 12lb trolling set ups. Its not easy to cast for them when you have a full boat.

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Ja for sure, a large game fisher rigged for trolling and a bunch of clients with spinning rods must make for some interesting tangles..those bonnies and katonkel must be OFF THE HOOK on fly, oh my..must be chaos! You have any videos of that action?

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Ja for sure, a large game fisher rigged for trolling and a bunch of clients with spinning rods must make for some interesting tangles..those bonnies and katonkel must be OFF THE HOOK on fly, oh my..must be chaos! You have any videos of that action?

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Good Tuna in a big swell.
Fishing Report – Durban – 3 August 2018
We launched late this morning at 08h00 for a short 4 hour charter after the strong SW wind slowed down, the swells were still on the big side but got better as the morning went on. It was a few minutes after we set our lines that we had the first Bonnie on deck and this was to be one of many to come for the morning. Once a bit further out we hooked into a nice fish but 30m from the boat it came off the hook. About 2 hours after we launched we had a good hook up and boated a lovely Yellowfin Tuna and had some more fun with double, triple and quadruple hook ups with Bonito.
The Bonnies have been thick this year and on our trip on Saturday afternoon we had some wild and crazy Bonnie action which broke all our previous records landing 34 Bonito in 30 minutes which was awesome fun on light tackle and the chaos and mayhem of so many fish happening at once just got everyone’s adrenalin pumping, thinking about it gets me excited, we were getting more than 1 fish per minute in that 30 minutes of wild action. The Bonnies are averaging the 2kg mark now.

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10 Years of charters. From humble beginnings on the 1st of September 2018, a small boat and 6 fishing rods we have overcome many obstacles to be here today. With well over 1000 charters operated, more than 6000 happy guests aboard our boats and countless fish caught. Today we run 2 boats and are one of the leading charter operators running out of Durban. I would like to thank all those who have supported us over the years, our service providers, those who lent a helping hand in times of need and my team. Most importantly I would like to give thanks to God.

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Fishing Report – Durban – 14 September 2018
We launched at 2.30pm in the afternoon for a short fun trip and were back on the dock by 6.00pm.
It was one of those last minute trips and I must say I was not that optimistic about getting any fish in such a short time, none the less we gave it our best shot and I started to work areas that I thought would hold some Bonnies or Tuna. It was not long before we had our first bonnie on the line, then another and then another, the Bonnies are getting bigger now with a really nice one which was followed by a decent Yellowfin Tuna. After the excitement and 2 nice fish in the hatch and a bunch of others being caught I went to target my next spot and BINGO we all 9 lines go off at once with all 9 guests each fighting a fish at the same time and after some chaos and mayhem we managed to put another 9 Bonnies on the deck. Lines were reset and it was off to the next spot, I went over the spot and saw a great showing, turned around to the guys on deck and was about to shout when 4 reels started screaming at the same time and so after some more chaos and mayhem we landed 3 Yellowfin Tuna and dropped one right at the boat. So take 30 minutes out and 30 minutes back for travel time we landed 4 Yellowfin and over 20 Bonnies in 2.5hrs, not bad for an afternoon we were not optimistic about. With the 100s of Bonnies we have been getting and already some good Tuna I think we going to have a bumper game fish season this year, already one Marlin has been spotted in Durban and it is just a matter of time before the 1st Dorado comes out, especially since the water is warming up nicely, I reckon the first Dorado will come out this month. Hope I am right and we get a lot of fish, I am certain of some great Tuna fishing for the next while.

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Bonito are getting bigger.
Fishing Report – Durban – 22 September 2018
It was stunning conditions early this morning with light winds and flat seas when we launched for a short Inshore/Mini Deep trip on Nawty Girl. The forecast was showing a great day. It was not long before the first line went and we ended up the day with 4 nice Bonnies and 1 really nice Skipjack. Water was around 22deg.C. A strong west wind blew for about an hour during our trip and made for a very choppy sea and then all calmed down and the rain set in making us soaking wet by the time we got back to port. Weather forecasts have been so inaccurate of late we can’t even know the night before what the conditions will be the next morning.

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Fishing Report – Durban – 23 September 2018
Stunning conditions today but the water was cold, inshore was green water. We made our way out to some reefs and did some bottom fishing getting some Englishmen and Slinger, then we trolled 1.5hrs back making a detour out deeper along the way, swells were rather large but far spaced so comfortable and out deeper the water was warmer than inshore but still cold. We had an on/off with a small Dorado on the Rapala Xtreme and as we went along we picked up 3 Oceanic Bonitos. These Oceanic Bonito are Marlin food, and along with some flying fish that we saw, I am sure we will start getting Marlin early this season.

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Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 1st October 2018
After yesterdays NE winds it was a bit choppy today but settled down as the day went on. We had a short morning trip and on our lighter tackle managed to land a really large Dorado Bull to open our Dorado account for the new season. Wow, what a fish to open the season account and congratulations to the young man who fought so hard to land it.

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