Mike Laubscher

4 Black Marlin in 2 Days off Durban

Marlin Report  –  11-12 February 2020

Wow, finally after some really difficult fishing trips some Cobalt Blue water averaging 28.5deg.C has moved in and we had 2 fantastic days of fishing with 4 guests from the UK and each of them got to fight a Black Marlin in South Africa. We had 6 Marlin come into the spread over the 2 days, 5 hook ups; we dropped 1 and successfully released 4. We also got some Yellowfin Tuna and Oceanic Bonito.

The 3 larger Marlin came out in deeper waters but Marlin number 2 was a small guy that took us by surprise just before lines up and we hooked him up less than 3km from port and released him close to the harbour mouth.

Well done Shawn, Jaymes, Dicky and Rod.

Fish Species: Black Marlin, Tuna, Bonito
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Mike Laubscher

About The Author: Mike Laubscher

Company: Blue Water Charters - Durban

Area Reporting: Durban. KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Bio: I have been fishing since I was 5 years old in Durban and have fished many places around the world and in South Africa, but Durban is my home waters. I fished competitive for many years and I have been running my own charters since 2008 with 2 companies and 2 boats, fish a variety of styles and target a variety of fish species in both Salt and Fresh water, have many published articles in several magazines on fishing. Love nature and outdoors, Am very conservation minded and have a passion for birds. I am crazy about big Tuna, Marlin Fishing and Game Fishing, and also love light tackle spinning, am a total lure junkie. Represented my province in fly fishing for many years and am also pro staff for Rapala/Shimano. I want to write a book on fishing one day. 3 items left on my fishing bucket list, guess then a new bucket list will be in order. As a writer I have my own quote: \"I love taking people fishing because it releases their inner child, and in doing so keeps my inner child alive.\"

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