All KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Fishing Reports

Dorado (Mahi) Fishing still great and some Tuna coming in. by Mike Laubscher (1/16/2019)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] Nawty Girl had her first Dorado hook up long before reaching no.1
Backline Fun on Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (12/22/2018)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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)
[Durban,KZN] 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.
Nawty Dorado Queen. by Mike Laubscher (12/07/2018)
[Durban,KZN] With a short early morning trip on Nawty Girl we headed out in search of a Dorado that was requested in some difficult conditions
Good Bottoms and hungry Dorado. by Mike Laubscher (12/07/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Fat Girl headed out for a short morning of bottom fishing .....some Dorado came up chasing the baits a few times but evaded getting landed
Little Guy gets his Dorado by Mike Laubscher (12/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Of all the things we were not expecting in that cold green water was a Marlin hook up
Tough Fishing in Cold Water by Mike Laubscher (11/27/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We found lots of bird life and even small bait fish jumping but no fish. I was really disappointed as the water looked so good
Number 30 by Mike Laubscher (11/25/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Both fish were released and less than 1 hour from launch we were back on the dock and trip completed along with a completed list of things to do.
Big Sea, Xtreme Fishing by Mike Laubscher (11/20/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We had not even finished putting out our spread when the one Tyrnos with the Rapala Xtreme running went off and we got.....
Tuna on Ice by Mike Laubscher (11/19/2018)
[Durban,KZN] the wind so icy that my ears get extremely sore so it is still beanies on early mornings in November, going out the port the water temperature has been 18deg.C and deeper out a maximum of 20deg.C, the water is also green
Cold Green Xtreme Dorado by Mike Laubscher (11/17/2018)
[Durban,KZN] to my dismay as I left port I saw the water temperature was 18deg C and it was green, I was hoping that deeper out maybe we could find warmer blue water but this did not happen. I was not optimistic.
Family Harbour Trip by Mike Laubscher (10/28/2018)
[Durban,KZN] a delighted young man who had his first ever fishing trip on a boat. During the 3hrs we managed to hook up
Tuna Grand Slam on Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (10/28/2018)
[Durban,KZN] after a good fight what we thought was a Yellowfin Tuna turned out to be a
Tiger Fishing, Bass Fishing and Camping Safari by Mike Laubscher (10/17/2018)
[Pongolapoort Dam,KZN] The rain was gone, we saw a beautiful little owl n the tree above our campsite. The overcast conditions made for perfect tiger fishing and we landed and released 26 Tiger fish for the day
Bass Fishing, Tiger Fishing and Camping Safari by Mike Laubscher (10/17/2018)
[Inanda Dam,KZN] Awesome weather was presented to us and our morning session went well with 6 largemouth bass landed and released, most of them around keeper size (30cm), nothing took on top water and so we had to fish deeper to get some fish. The afternoon went slower and we went even deeper and we got 4 more bass, Janick was going really slow and this paid off
Big Bull Dorado to open the season. by Mike Laubscher (10/01/2018)
[Durban,KZN] It was just a matter of time before we got the big one and what a fight it gave
Marlin Food is Here by Mike Laubscher (9/23/2018)
[Durban,KZN] These Oceanic Bonito are Marlin food, and along with some flying fish that we saw, I am sure we will start getting Marlin early this season.
Bonito are getting bigger. by Mike Laubscher (9/22/2018)
[Durban,KZN] A strong west wind blew for about an hour during our trip and made for a very choppy sea and then all calmed down and the rain set in making us soaking wet
Tuna, Tuna, Tuna, Fat Girl wins again. by Mike Laubscher (9/13/2018)
[Durban,KZN] It was not long before we had our first bonnie on the line, then another and then another, the Bonnies are getting bigger now with a really nice one which was followed by a decent Yellowfin Tuna. After the excitement and 2 nice fish in the hatch and a bunch of others being caught I went to target my next spot and BINGO we all 9 lines go off at once
10 Years of Charters by Mike Laubscher (9/04/2018)
[Durban,KZN] 10 Years of charters. From humble beginnings on the 1st of September 2018, a small boat and 6 fishing rods we have overcome many obstacles to be here today.
Good Tuna in a big swell by Mike Laubscher (9/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The Bonnies have been thick this year and on our trip on Saturday afternoon we had some wild and crazy Bonnie action which broke all our previous records landing 34 Bonito in 30 minutes which was awesome fun on light tackle and the chaos and mayhem of so many fish happening at once just got everyone’s adrenalin pumping
Tuna Quadruple Hook up. by Mike Laubscher (8/21/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The fish were not behaving normally today and most were biting the lures very close behind the boat and not the ones further back, they were also jumping out the water at the lures making a great show and one could watch them jump and hit the surface lures and then watch the road bend and the reel zing.
Tuna for Fat Girl and Nawty Girl. by Mike Laubscher (8/19/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Yesterday I don’t think there was a moment when someone was not fighting a Bonnie or all the lines out on the light tackle these are great fun
Tuna Again by Mike Laubscher (8/10/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Then all the action stopped and we were being entertained by 2 Albatross trying to snatch our Shotgun lure and we were all calling to the Tuna, when all a sudden. BANG the shot gun rigger snapped and ZZZZZZZZZZ as the shot gun rod bent over properly and the reel started to sing
Tuna are starting to make an appearance. by Mike Laubscher (7/21/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Yesterday I saw some showings of larger fish which I thought were Yellowfin Tuna and so today we went out rigged accordingly with a plan and within 30 minutes we had a hook up
July Holidays by Mike Laubscher (7/17/2018)
[Durban,KZN] . One on long trip we went down South and found a pocket of sardines with Sharks, Sailfish and Marlin smashing them, we managed to hook up ...
Winter Fishing Durban in June by Mike Laubscher (7/07/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Bottom fishing in general has been really good with some really decent size fish coming out, Shark activity has been very high and we have been taxed of a number of good fish over the month.
The last weeks Fishing by Mike Laubscher (5/31/2018)
[Durban,KZN] After taking some time off it is back to fishing, the last week has seen the water temperature off Durban go cold with today being 21.6deg.C. The last few trips have seen nice days but the mornings are getting cold and chilly so one has to layer up
A Deep Sea Fishing Adventure by Joe Osborne (5/14/2018)
[Durban,KZN] A great deep sea fishing trip during which time we met wonderful people from the United States of America
A tough day by Mike Laubscher (5/12/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We went all the way past Umdloti and only managed 2 bonnies and then we started doing some bottom fishing up North and made our way back to Durban reef by reef. The sinkers were ice cold
Short Mini Deep Trip by Mike Laubscher (5/06/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Strange current direction again today but the water was nice and blue compared to green yesterday. It is chilly in the mornings but today warmed up quickly. Water temperature is dropping as we head into winter now. We trolled just over an hour on our way to the reef to see if we could get a nice Tuna
Short Backline Trip by Mike Laubscher (5/05/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We had a short light tackle backline trip this morning but the dredger was busy in that area so I decided to go on the South side a little deeper.
Some good bottom fishing by Mike Laubscher (4/29/2018)
[Durban,KZN] no game fish but did see a Sailfish jump in the same area on both days.
Last trips of 40 something by Mike Laubscher (4/25/2018)
[Durban,KZN] Our last 2 trips were half-day trips starting early morning and both days had a screaming reverse current making fishing very difficult even with nice flat seas. Mornings are getting chilly now and there is dew on the cars parked outside early every morning of late and so the signs are that we are well into autumn now and that winter is coming.
Tuna on the bite today - Great fun on light tackle by Mike Laubscher (4/15/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The Tuna had their own plans for us and we had non-stop Tuna action for most of the trip with 14 hook ups and landing .....
Good Tuna and Wahoo by Mike Laubscher (4/13/2018)
[Durban,KZN] We launched this morning into a strong NE wind that the forecast said would die out early and the day was supposed to be stunning, but it did not happen
Fun Family Fishing Trip by Mike Laubscher (4/11/2018)
[Durban,KZN] In the end the whole family had a great day out with a lot of fun even though there was a little rain from time to time.
Black Marlin 3-2-1 - Released by Mike Laubscher (4/09/2018)
[Durban,KZN] What a day we had today, we launched this morning to look for a Marlin into a 12knot NE wind which just got stronger as the day went on until it peaked at about 28knots. Water was warm and light green. We headed about 70km out to our selected grounds
Sharks on Light Spinning Tackle. by Mike Laubscher (4/04/2018)
[Durban,KZN] These are fun trips for a family outing just to enjoy each other outdoors and have a blast, not serious fishing
Dorado on the bite today by Mike Laubscher (4/04/2018)
[Durban,KZN] The sea was calm and flat, like glass, it was too nice, it is the conditions we always dream about and when we actually get to fish these days which happen so seldom one has to change ones tactics to get more action on the lures
The Taxman cometh and taketh away. by Mike Laubscher (4/03/2018)
[Durban,KZN] then a little further out I saw schools of bait fish, I had just gone over a known pinnacle when I saw bait fish flying on my right and some big swirls and I swung the boat towards this and it was not long before the shot gun went
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