August Jozini Tiger Fishing Trip with Adventure Fishing Safaris

2013-09-08 10:18:09
Pongolapoort Dam, KwaZulu-Natal - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake Jozini
Mike Laubscher

Drove up on Monday to Jozini for a Tiger fishing trip, the water is still very cold but crystal clear and the dam is almost 100% full.

Early mornings were very cold but the days were hot, on Monday the wind was howling first NE and the SW, Tuesday was a spectacular day, Wednesday morning was stunning but the afternoon was terrible with a massive SW wind blowing causing very large waves.

Fishing was very hard and over the 2 days I think we only got about 10 fish in total, a few fair size ones and one or two dinks. Then on Wednesday afternoon when the huge SW began and the waves were rolling we had 2 good fish in a row, a 5.5Kg and a 6Kg.

I had to work really hard to get fish and we travelled a lot around the dam and covered a good amount of water.

I am pleased with that 6Kg Tiger as this fish sets a new record for my charters.

The birds are all starting to breed and although most the vegetation is still brown one can clearly see the beginning signs of Spring. I noticed two Ostriches which I have never seen around the dam before and these birds are really large specimens.

Got back on Thursday to get ready for a Tuna trip on Friday morning.

Fish Species: Tiger Fish
Bait Used: Soft Plastics
Tackle Used: Okuma 12lb
Method Used: Lure Spinning
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Lake Jozini Tiger Fish
Lake Jozini Tiger Fish

Pongolapoort dam Tiger Fish
Pongolapoort dam Tiger Fish

Mike Laubscher

About The Author: Mike Laubscher

Company: Blue Water Charters - Durban

Area Reporting: Durban. KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Bio: Have been fishing since the age of 7 with more than 30 years experience. Fish in both Saltwater & Freshwater Disciplines. Fly Fishing Specialist, Artificial Lure Specialist, Light Tackle Specialist. Love Fishing, completely addicted to fishing.

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