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    Game Fishing - Past Season Report - 2018/2019 by Mike Laubscher (6/06/2019)
    [Durban] With winter in full swing now, I thought it was time to reflect on the past summer season. The season started early with our biggest Dorado of 20kg opening the account on the 1st of October, even more special was that this fish was landed by a young boy
    Bottom Fishing is still good by Mike Laubscher (5/25/2019)
    [Durban] It’s not every day that one can get full quota on a trip, especially in such a short time, in this situation a person must be contentious of regulations and conservation and not take more than the limit that is allowed. My suggestion is to use this time to look for something specific or special, try out new techniques and investigate new areas.
    Bucket List achieved in one trip. by Mike Laubscher (5/22/2019)
    [Durban] . Immediately after we went over the last point the shotgun snapped and the reel was screaming and in no time we were into the backing and could not stop this fish, it’s not every day that one can land their entire bucket list in 1 trip.
    Good Reef Fishing, Game Fishing Slow by Mike Laubscher (5/21/2019)
    [Durban] Monday was nice and comfortable with flat seas even though the NE was blowing a bit. We struggled to find any Tuna and even Bonito have been scarce
    It’s Winter - Bonito back in full force and a good Tuna by Mike Laubscher (5/14/2019)
    [Durban] catching one after another and even plenty multiple hook ups which was great fun as our sole guest got to fight fish after fish after fish and on light tackle Bonito are good sport. During all this action we had a large Zambezi Shark (Bull Shark) about 3.5m long jump clear over our lines just a few meters behind the boat, this was a magnificent display
    Good Bottom Fishing after the Floods by Mike Laubscher (4/28/2019)
    [Durban] On one trip we had full quota of bottom fish for all on board within the first hour and then tried in vain for the rest of the trip looking for Tuna. Yesterday we ventured out to deep waters after bottoms first and found out deep that the water is clean, blue and warm but sadly void of life.
    Another Marlin and a Grand Slam for Fat Girl by Mike Laubscher (4/12/2019)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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)
    [Durban] 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