Weekend Report - Hard Fishing off Durban

2013-09-15 08:30:10
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Saltwater Fishing Report

On Saturday we went out for a 5hr Charter, there was a light SW wind blowing and the sea was pretty flat. Water temperature averaged under 21deg.C. The current was screaming and the barometer was low and falling

We trolled up North for Tuna with no luck, and then stopped to do bottom fishing. We caught a fair amount of Slinger, Soldier Bream and Englishmen. We also managed to land a very large Rockod. We also landed a small Blacktip Shark.

On Sunday we had an 8hr Charters and the NE wind was pumping, and the current still screaming, although early morning conditions were quite nice the day deteriorated rapidly. The barometer started out Ok, but started falling as the day went on. We trolled North for Tuna staying close inshore going over a variety of structures and made our way to Mid Reef by Umhloti where we started bottom fishing. We had no luck in the deeper waters and with the screaming current could not keep our baits down, and so we came and fished shallower at 30m and we caught a lot of pan size Slinger, Englishmen and Soldier Bream.

Fish Species: Bottom Species
Bait Used: Squid and Sardine
Tackle Used: Okuma
Method Used: Bottom
Water Depth:
Water Temperature: below 21 deg.C
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:
Rockod (Grouper)
Rockod (Grouper)

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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