All KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Fishing Reports

First Dorado for 2018 by Mike Laubscher (1/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] With a stiff SW wind and unsettled seas from the SW Buster the day before we made our way out for a short morning trip, we eventually found some nice clean warm water
Best of the West by Mike Laubscher (12/28/2017)
[Durban,KZN] we made our way out deep and headed south, we found warm, clear purple water just under 26deg.C. Birds diving and hovering, flying fish, bait schools and lots of small tuna jumping everywhere; we were excited and were expecting something big
Lonely Dorado - Fishing Report – Durban – 26-12-2017 by Mike Laubscher (12/26/2017)
[Durban,KZN] After yesterdays wind the water was all green again but it was warm with temperatures from 24.3deg.C to 24.8deg.C.
Early Morning Tuna Bite by Mike Laubscher (12/24/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Today was one of those great mornings, flat seas and warm water at almost 25deg.C and very clean with a slight current. We had a 5 hour Mini Deep Sea so it was not a trip out to the deep
Little Guy Loves Fishing by Mike Laubscher (12/18/2017)
[Durban,KZN] he had so much fun on Nawty Girl and caught a.......
Tuna off the bottom - Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 17-12-2017 by Mike Laubscher (12/17/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Sea conditions were ideal for bottom fishing today with a 1-2knot S-N current and a very light SE wind, so light that one could hear a ship’s engines from 2 miles away.
Miles of ocean and one Hot Spot by Mike Laubscher (12/12/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Inshore the water was cold and well under 23deg.C and so we headed out to deeper waters and eventually on the 200m Ballito side we found a warm patch of clear water with 24.5deg.C which was about 5km long in a sort of oval shape about 3km wide. So a rather strange patch of water that had a lot of activity and we got fish, at 08h00 we started up with a triple up .....
A Stormy Dorado into the backing by Mike Laubscher (12/11/2017)
[Durban,KZN] The water was not that clean and but over a wreck in about 80m of water I saw some good fish showing on the sounder, but they were not coming up even after several passes, so we moved away, I saw no evidence of game fish anywhere else so decided to persist on the 80m wreck and after the 2nd pass the reel started screaming and line was peeling off.
Got the Hammer by the Tail by Mike Laubscher (11/26/2017)
[Durban,KZN] . It was not long after we set our lines at about 06h00 when one of the reels started screaming with a serious bend in the rod and a big fight followed, I thought it was a large Yellowfin Tuna by the way the line went deep and about 1 hour later we found that we had tail hooked.......
A good tuna in bad water by Mike Laubscher (11/21/2017)
[Durban,KZN] On the way out the port right at the South Pier we spotted a large GT of about 30Kg dashing through the swells breaking over the sand bank.
Offshore Fishing Report – Nawty Girl Maiden Charter – Durban – 05-11-2017 by Mike Laubscher (11/05/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Today Nawty Girl did her first charter and it ended with pleasant results.
Offshore Fishing Report Durban 02-09-2017 by Mike Laubscher (9/04/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Looks like we may get an early start to our game fish season this year and if conditions continue like this we may even see a Dorado being caught on some boat during September and I anticipate some nice Yellowfin Tuna very soon. Marlin love these Skipjack so if the food is already here.......We wait and hope
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 4 June 2017 by Mike Laubscher (6/04/2017)
[Durban,KZN] I was expecting it to be cooler and am also anticipating seeing the first Whales arriving at anytime
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 27 May 2017 by Mike Laubscher (5/29/2017)
[Durban,KZN] There was loads of Skipjack Tuna (Oceanic Bonito) around and they provided some great lighter tackle fishing fun for everyone on board
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 19/20 May 2017 by Mike Laubscher (5/21/2017)
[Durban,KZN] bottom fishing got some nice results with some interesting species
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 17 May 2017 by Mike Laubscher (5/17/2017)
[Durban,KZN] It was only a short morning charter and we had 2 very unusual catches ......
Fishing Report – Durban – 5 May 2017 by Mike Laubscher (5/06/2017)
[Durban,KZN] with the exception of a sailfish that made itself known but showed very little interest after that.
Fishing Report – Durban – 25-30 April 2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/30/2017)
[Durban,KZN] The worst thing happened on Tuesday with a ....... hooks pulled ...... The highlight of the long weekend was a magnificent ....... caught on Saturday
Fishing Report – Durban – 22-04-2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/24/2017)
[Durban,KZN] I must make note that this was done on very light tackle and it was not long before the reel was screaming and an hour later with an epic light tackle fight
Jozini Tiger Fishing Report - 22 April 2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/24/2017)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] This time the fish started biting immediately and first cast got us a good fish and we ended the day with a total of 23 fish. I got a really big hit during this session but to my frustration my rod snapped and the fish was lost. In the last 30 minutes as the sun was setting down low we tried for a last fish to try get to 24 but the bite went quiet. All the fish we caught were safely released.
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 16-04-2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/18/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Easter weekend brought us a cold front and some strong SW winds and so we were only able to do one of our trips
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 11-04-2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/11/2017)
[Durban,KZN] We had some guests from Sweden today, sea conditions were great, water reasonably clear but the temperature is slowly dropping with today at 23.3deg.C.
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 09-04-2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/09/2017)
[Durban,KZN] With it being school holidays we have had many children along on our charters and today was no exception. I always love the pure joy that oozes out of them when they catch a fish, it’s contagious and one ends up in a great mood feeling happy.
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 08-04-2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/08/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Light NE winds made for nice seas and water colour not to bad but not as blue as we like it. The water temps are starting to drop as we are in autumn already and were just under 24 deg.C. The fishing turned out great today with a lot of fish
Offshore Fishing Report Durban - 05/04/2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/06/2017)
[Durban,KZN] A short trip inshore for some young boys proved to be great fun on light spinning tackle and a great day out, sea conditions were Ok
Jozini Tiger Fishing Report: 31 March-3 April 2017 by Mike Laubscher (4/05/2017)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] For 4 days we fished morning and afternoon sessions spending about 8hrs on the water each day. Sadly the water was the colour of coffee and we had no luck with the lures, even 4cm into the water and one could not see the lure and so we decided to switch to bait fishing on anchor instead. The early mornings had a slight nip in the air, but by 8am it was hot and the afternoons were extremely hot with very high temperatures.
Offshore Fishing Report Durban - 25-03-2017 by Mike Laubscher (3/28/2017)
[Durban,KZN] With overcast conditions, rain and low barometric pressure we were not expecting anything to bite, in the end we came home with a few fish, not the best day out, but we did not skunk.
Offshore Fishing Report - Durban - 24/03/2017 by Mike Laubscher (3/24/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Game Fish Grand slam on Fat Girl with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and SkipJack
Offshore Fishing Report Durban - 20-03-2017 by Mike Laubscher (3/24/2017)
[Durban,KZN] Some good Dorado (Mahi Mahi) for the kids who had great fun offshore
Wahoo, Blue Marlin and loads of small Tuna by Mike Laubscher (1/27/2014)
[Durban,KZN] With bad weather patterns fishing has not been easy. We have however managed to get fish
The Three Tunas and the Big One by Mike Laubscher (1/08/2014)
[Durban,KZN] Today in bad fishing conditions and green water we managed a really good size Yellowfin Tuna for our waters.
2013 Holidays Fishing Report - Durban by Mike Laubscher (1/03/2014)
[Durban,KZN] Wow, what a hectic holiday season, we have been fishing 12-16hrs every day without a rest. We got good fish.
Good Yellowfin in rough seas by Mike Laubscher (12/09/2013)
[Durban,KZN] With a pumping NE wind and choppy seas, we managed to get some tuna today, was also goo to see flying fish around again
Dorado season starts with a bang by Mike Laubscher (12/02/2013)
[Durban,KZN] The Dorado came late this year, but with our first Game Fish trip we did well, it felt so good to come back to port with a boat full of fish
Jozini Tiger Fishing Trip, end November 2013 by Mike Laubscher (12/02/2013)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] We have had a lot of rain this season which makes fishing very difficult, especially when the rain is so heavy. At least we still managed to get some good fish.
Jozini Tiger Fishing Trip – Mid November 2013 by Mike Laubscher (11/23/2013)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] After driving up in heavy rain, and setting up the campsite in wet conditions, the sun cam out and we got into some good fishing
Kosi Bay trip October 2013 by Mike Laubscher (11/03/2013)
[Kosi Lakes,KZN] Heavy rain and Howling winds made this a very difficult trip, we did get fish but very few for the 1000's of casts made
3 Tuna Species in one day off Durban by Mike Laubscher (10/20/2013)
[Durban,KZN] When it was not raining the fish were biting, we managed 3 species of Tuna with a total of 10 fish landed, we got taxed by sharks with 2 fish and we lost 1
Goedertrouw Dam Bass Fishing Report – October 2013 by Mike Laubscher (10/20/2013)
[Inanda Dam,KZN] 5 days of hard fishing in hot weather and the cold rain, but we got some good fish
Monster Bonnies off Durban today by Mike Laubscher (10/03/2013)
[Durban,KZN] We went looking for Tuna, instead we found monster bonnies
Jozini Report 20-22 September 2013 by Mike Laubscher (9/30/2013)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] We lost lots of fish and got spooled by a big one
Durban Fishing Report by Mike Laubscher (9/30/2013)
[Durban,KZN] We got spooled on 30lb line, wish we had the 50lb rigs out
Weekend Report - Hard Fishing off Durban by Mike Laubscher (9/15/2013)
[Durban,KZN] Lousy wind, screaming current but we still got
Let’s talk Tuna by Mike Laubscher (9/09/2013)
[Durban,KZN] An article on fishing for Yellowfin Tuna with some of the things I have learnt over the years
August Jozini Tiger Fishing Trip with Adventure Fishing Safaris by Mike Laubscher (9/08/2013)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] This was a difficult trip which really challenged my knowledge of Tiger fish, as the fishing was really hard. In the end we managed a new record size Tiger fish for our clients
Past seasons fishing off Durban by Mike Laubscher (9/06/2013)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] Finally our Mahi mahi have arrived (A month late)
Jozini Report – Crocs, Cows and Tiger Fish by Mike Laubscher (10/11/2012)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] Our recent trip to Lake Jozini (Pongolapoort Dam) was a real success with a new client record being set and our 1500th fish caught
Fat Girls Week End.....with a Marlin surprise by Mike Laubscher (8/28/2012)
[Durban,KZN] 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.
1   2   3   4   Last