Browse Recent Durban KwaZulu-Natal Fishing Reports

Another Marlin and a Grand Slam for Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (4/12/2019)
we has an almost full strike and fought all the fish to the boat, there was 1 line remaining in the water, we had 14 Sarda and 6 Bonnies in the hatch. After we got the fish on deck I put the speed back up again and before we could put any lines out the remaining line popped of the rigger and we had a proper fish on and were into the backing
About the Marlin, the Hammerhead and 7 Tuna by Mike Laubscher (4/10/2019)
we did not want to hook up a Hammerhead Shark and so Erik started reeling in that line, but he was too late and the line went tight, the rod bent and line slowly peeled off the reel, nobody wanted to fight the Hammerhead Shark and Kurt decided he would accept the challenge, he got into the chair and Erik handed him the rod and Kurt stated winding and as he gave the rod the first pump, things changed somewhat and suddenly the reel was screaming and as it went into the backing
Family Fun Backline Fishing trip on Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (3/21/2019)
It gives us so much pleasure to share fishing and the ocean we love so much with others, especially the little ones.
Harbour Fun Fishing and Party Trip by Mike Laubscher (3/17/2019)
A 3 hour afternoon Birthday Party come fishing trip in the Durban harbour was great fun on McFire for these folks who have never fished before.
Good Tuna and Dorado on a short afternoon trip by Mike Laubscher (3/08/2019)
inshore was a bit colder and green and so some old tactics not used in a long time were employed and some old spots were visited
Dorado on Spinning Tackle for Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (3/05/2019)
Trolling out to the reefs for some bottom fishing was very quiet and as we started bring in the lines there was some action by a Dorado that would not commit to the lure and so a bottom trace on a spinning rod ready with squid was thrown into the spread without a sinker
Oceanic Bonito’s in Abundance for Fat Girl. by Mike Laubscher (3/05/2019)
On days like this there is always that one Bonito that is going to play games with you and when you get stripped into the backing and have a long 30 minute fight you are so disappointed when you discover it’s not that big Tuna you thought but a foul hooked Bonnie.
Kids Birthday Fishing Trip on McFire. by Mike Laubscher (3/04/2019)
A kid’s birthday fishing trip went perfect with flat seas and calm weather
Good Tuna for Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (3/03/2019)
Loads of life all around in the area; a wide variety or birds were seen, big schools of dolphins, massive manta rays, turtles and we saw some very big sharks. Oceanic Bonito were around in abundance
Short trip and tight lines on McFire by Mike Laubscher (2/24/2019)
Sometimes a short trip is all one needs to just get out there breath in some fresh air in and get some quick fishing in, then head back de-stressed and refreshed.
Super Grand Slam for Fat Girl. by Mike Laubscher (2/23/2019)
The Friday came with a light SW wind and the current had slowed down, warm blue water had also come in and there was a very distinct colour line. The first line went early
Another Grand Slam for Fat Girl – Day 2 by Mike Laubscher (2/12/2019)
Conditions were perfect with the sea as flat as a little mountain pond.
Grand Slam for Fat Girl - Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo by Mike Laubscher (2/10/2019)
It was very special day for this Grand Dad of 92 to land 2 Dorado (Mahi) for himself, well done this is an awesome accomplishment and we are honoured to have shared this with you.
Dorado Fishing on McFire by Mike Laubscher (2/09/2019)
With a short 5hr morning trip, McFire headed out at 05h00 this morning into some nice conditions, fortunately the sea had settled nicely after yesterdays pumping NE wind and a light SW made for an ideal day offshore. There was not time to be wasted as a mix of Game and Bottom fishing was requested for today
Great Day Offshore on McFire by Mike Laubscher (2/07/2019)
So the day ended with 3 Dorado, 2 Yellowfin on the tally and a bunch of great guys to enjoy the day with. Thanks guys for such a great day, was an absolute pleasure, it was really relaxing and refreshing. I think we should do this more often.
Afternoon Quickie by Mike Laubscher (2/05/2019)
Often unplanned trips on short notice work out well which reminds me of a trip last year under similar circumstances and we hooked into a Marlin within an hour from launch and back on the dock 3hrs from when we launched. So if conditions are good and you feel like going, just get on with it and go, you just might be surprised.
Game fishing season in full swing. by Mike Laubscher (2/03/2019)
I think we will start seeing Wahoo catches reported soon and usually when the Wahoo are around we find good numbers of Black Marlin too. Time to stretch those muscles, and prepare for a Marlin fight.
Fishing in the rain by Mike Laubscher (1/26/2019)
On the way back we hooked into a large Wahoo which really gave a great Arial display before biting through the leader.
Dorado (Mahi) Fishing still great and some Tuna coming in. by Mike Laubscher (1/16/2019)
The next 3-4 months are looking to provide us with some great fishing with Fat Girl, Nawty Girl and McFire ready for action.
Families with Kids having a blast Dorado Fishing. by Mike Laubscher (1/13/2019)
As a skipper there is nothing that satisfies me more than when we take kids out fishing with Mom and Dad and we get them hooked up into a nice Dorado for the first time in their lives
Introducing McFire by Mike Laubscher (1/12/2019)
She is a large catamaran and is all about Space and has lots of it with 1200Hp she has a top speed of 35 knots. She is the biggest boat in the Blue Water Charters fleet, and also Durban’s biggest charter fishing boat.
Dorado, Tuna, Monster Marlin, a Dropped Gaff and a Perch. by Mike Laubscher (1/10/2019)
A difficult report to write, it usually takes me about a week to get over a dropped Marlin. The currents have been a mess with a complete circular system
Dorado (Mahi) Fishing in Progress – 2019 is in Action. by Mike Laubscher (1/05/2019)
Have a Wonderful 2019. Bent Rods, Tight Lines, Screaming Reels and Bloody Decks to you all.
2 Cape White Eyes, 2 Marlin and lots of Dorado for end 2018. by Mike Laubscher (1/02/2019)
The weather has made it difficult but with some shifting around we managed to get all our trips in on both boats and accommodate everyone. So many trips I don’t know even where to start...
1 Bull and 4 Queens for Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
We headed out for the deep and at the 90m we had our first Dorado on board, a nice Bull
2 Bulls and 3 Queens for Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
Nawty Girl had her first Dorado hook up long before reaching no.1
Backline Fun on Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
A fun backline trip with a good sized Rockcod. Also some Sarda Sarda a lot of Shad and a few Mackerel being caught
Ice Water, Bottoms up and a Tuna by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
We got out to some reefs and did some bottom fishing catching a variety of bottom species including
Grand Slam on a Fantastic Day by Mike Laubscher (12/21/2018)
Even though not an ideal temperature this water was holding a lot of fish but all the way there and all the way back was dead.
One Wave, the Another by Mike Laubscher (12/12/2018)
Finally the warmer water has arrived and we found 23.5deg.C water. We launched into what the forecast said will be a 15 knot NE, but in reality it was around 30 knots and as the morning went on the sea picked up and we ended up punching wave after wave.
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