This is what fishing is all about

2012-04-12 19:39:53
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Saltwater Fishing Report

We got going at 06h00 this morning to give Charlie and Savannah their first deep sea experience. The sea was not so great with the average swell at 2.7m at 9 seconds and the occasional 4.0m ugly's creeping by, wind swell and current was all in the same direction and for a while we had winds in excess of 20knots blowing.

With the seas not so grand we decided to come back close and fish shallow in the sheltered area. For a short while in the morning we encountered some light rain and whilst it rained we had the most beautiful rainbow arching right over the city of Durban and with Polaroid's on it continued over the water and right into the boat. This was absolutely spectacular to see.

The water was warm with temperatures varying from 24-25deg. C.

The fishing was also great, there was many birds around, and when out deeper before we decided to come in we saw Dolphins, had some large Garfish swimming in our spread, and we even had a Wahoo hit one of our Rapala 's, and I am sure if we had stayed out deeper we would have got some good fish.

In the shallows we managed to get 3 smaller Kawa-kawa as appetisers for Charlie and Savannah, and then we had a double hook up with 2 nice sized Kawa-kawa which kept them really busy and also needing some help from mom and dad. After that we stopped and caught some smaller reef fish on Yozuri's baited with squid.

To see these children have such a wonderful time give me such a great feeling, and it was an honour to be part of their experience.

Fish Species: Kawa-kawa
Bait Used: Rapalas
Tackle Used: Abu Garcia
Method Used: Trolling
Water Depth: 15-30m
Water Temperature: 24-25 deg.C
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed: 20knts
Children fishing off Durban
Children fishing off Durban

Children game fishing offshore Durban
Children game fishing offshore Durban

Mike Laubscher

About The Author: Mike Laubscher

Company: Blue Water Charters - Durban

Area Reporting: Durban. KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Bio: Have been fishing since the age of 7 with more than 30 years experience. Fish in both Saltwater & Freshwater Disciplines. Fly Fishing Specialist, Artificial Lure Specialist, Light Tackle Specialist. Love Fishing, completely addicted to fishing.

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