A winterís day on Fat Girl
The troll up North only yielded us some small Kawa-kawa, and when we reached our destination we set about doing some bottom fishing. There was no current and the lines went straight down and the boat hardly moved. The wind had shifted now to a light NW. We had lots of bites but kept on missing the fish and so we changed traces to smaller hooks, smaller baits and lighter sinkers.
This tactic was a good choice and we started catching fish, mostly Slinger, Soldiers and Englishmen, but we also caught several Kingfish and Triggers which we released.
I tried for a Shark but the only one that came around took a chunk out of the bait missing the hook by a few millimetres. By the afternoon the wind had shifted to a NE that started to blow.
We saw Dolphins in the early morning but no whales, plenty of Albatross and Gannets. These Albatross are so clever, he knew there was a fish at the end of our drift shark bait and stated pulling the line until he got to the fish.
We also had a visit out on the water from the local KZN Wildlife boys and I found them to be courteous and pleasant.
Small King Fish
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.