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Past seasons fishing off Durban by Mike Laubscher (9/06/2013)
Have not posted in a while, but am back on track again and will give a summary of the past few months
A very large Bull Dorado by Mike Laubscher (12/25/2012)
We went out in search of a marlin, but instead we landed a large Dorado Bull
First Dorado for the Durban Season by Mike Laubscher (11/02/2012)
Finally our Mahi mahi have arrived (A month late)
Fat Girls Week End.....with a Marlin surprise by Mike Laubscher (8/28/2012)
We had a look at the canyons in some 2000m of water, and after 13.5hrs and some 320km we were rewarded with 2 Marlin strikes.
Some good bottom fishing off Durban by Mike Laubscher (8/18/2012)
It was difficult to keep the boat on the mark, and it went over so fast and so we had to move the boat around a lot that day, it paid off with some really good fish. On our first drop we picked up a large Sailfin Rubber lips
Four Winds and a Rainbow by Mike Laubscher (7/01/2012)
it’s the first time I can recall having four winds blowing in one trip with the day starting out with a SW, which then became a North wind and later a NE and by the time we came home it was a NW.
A winter’s day on Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (6/29/2012)
We saw Dolphins in the early morning but no whales, plenty of Albatross and Gannets. These Albatross are so clever, he knew there was a fish at the end of our drift shark bait and stated pulling the line until he got to the fish.
One Big Shark......many hands by Mike Laubscher (6/24/2012)
This shark fight was the highlight of the trip, and I enjoyed seeing all the excitement on every ones faces, it was good to get a chance to educate people on catch and release.
Winter fishing of Durban on Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (6/10/2012)
It was interesting to see how the water temperature dropped over these 3 trips with Saturday morning giving us readings from 22deg.C up to 23.5deg.C and the afternoon giving us 20deg.C to 21deg.C, by Sunday the readings where from 17deg.C to 21deg.C and we even found a small current with 12.3 deg.C out deeper. With this cold front looming and the water temp dropping I think we will see sardines very soon.
This is what fishing is all about by Mike Laubscher (4/12/2012)
I love introducing little ones to our wonderful world of fishing, and today was one of those days.
Durban Dolly’s by Mike Laubscher (3/18/2012)
There was no activity early morning, could not even get a Kawa kawa to make a presence, and there were no birds to be seen at all, nothing with wings or feathers, and the only thing that we did see was some blue bottles.
Ultra Light Game Fishing offshore - Durban by Mike Laubscher (2/07/2012)
I want to play, it was to rough to go deep and so I used my ultra light tackle and fished inshore for smaller fish, excpet the fish were not that small and our tackle got tested to its limits.
Blue Friday by Mike Laubscher (2/07/2012)
We went out to specifically target a Marlin and we ended up landing a fine Blue Marlin
Durban Off-Shore Fishing Report Apr-May by Mike Laubscher (5/14/2011)
It’s been a while since I last posted a report, charters have been slow and we have had a fair amount of lousy weather and a computer that died does not help for reporting either Whilst it has been slow I got a chance to service all my reels, and this was a big job but is now completed.
Wahoo…..and a Dorado in April by Mike Laubscher (4/03/2011)
Our Gamefish season in Durban started early in October, 7months later in April it still going well, this is incredible.
Light Tackle Spinning Off-Shore Durban by Mike Laubscher (4/02/2011)
I love spinning off shore with light tackle as it is such an interactive way to fish
This little Bonnie got some Love… by Mike Laubscher (4/02/2011)
It is refreshing to get a crew on board that have never been out to sea and are so inquisative and interested in everything, these girls loved it
Poor tangled little Sailfish by Mike Laubscher (2/21/2011)
Finally after 3 sightings and to miss strikes, we got this large Sailfish that has been around an area off-shore Durban
2011 Durban Billfish Tournament Report by Mike Laubscher (2/14/2011)
My account of the annual Durban Billfish tournament
Black Marlin off Durban by Mike Laubscher (2/14/2011)
Hard Fishing and long distances produced a Black.
Report – Gamefish & Tuna Course Jan 2011 by Mike Laubscher (1/31/2011)
Our first Gamefish and Tuna course went well.
Yellowfin Tuna Countdown begins… by Mike Laubscher (1/08/2011)
With 249 Yellowfin Tuna landed in 2010, we start our count with 4 for 2011 with 300 being our target.
Giant Trevally (GT) off Durban for 2011 by Mike Laubscher (1/03/2011)
Well done to the Ryno Rademann (16yrs old) for enduring muscle cramps and fatigue (The deep Burn), and eventually bringing this magnificent GT to the boat, a really awesome achievement.
DURBAN HARBOUR: Z-Claw wins by Mike Laubscher (12/20/2010)
Lure casting with light spinning tackle is one of my favourite ways to fish, especially when using my Z-Claw. I just love the way this lure moves and still remember the first time that I saw it and imagined all the fish I would get with it, perhaps I just understood this lure immediately and knew what to do with it. Since then my Z-Claw has produced some good catches and today was no exception.
Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado & Big Sharks by Mike Laubscher (12/20/2010)
Eventually tired of only catching sharks we shot out deep and a trolled some lures, but it seemed that it was a day for sharks when a Mako Shark hit one of the Kona’s we were trolling and after some hard runs.......
Sharks came to Play by Mike Laubscher (12/12/2010)
I am hoping to land 300 Yellowfin Tuna by the end of 2010, but this seems like a tall order with a few weeks remaining and only 234 landed to date
Teasing Striped Marlin off Durban by Mike Laubscher (12/09/2010)
When you least expect it you hook up a Marlin, and we totally under gunned for this battle.
The Weatherman lied…… Again by Mike Laubscher (12/04/2010)
No matter how much you watc and anticipate the weather, often it does the unexpected, but we still got fish
Sailfish on Fly off Durban by Mike Laubscher (11/28/2010)
I have always wanted to say this, so let me say it again – Sailfish on Fly off Durban.
Durban Dorado take Revenge by Mike Laubscher (11/18/2010)
After 7hrs we got our first action in ugly seas, which just shows that perserverance does pay off. We were the only boat that brought fish in.
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