Browse Recent Durban KwaZulu-Natal Fishing Reports

A Good King Fish.by Mike Laubscher (8/07/2019)
This is not a fish we often catch here and so a really memorable catch.
Family Fishing Tripby Mike Laubscher (7/03/2019)
The sons definitely out fished the dads on this trip.
Fathers and Sons Fishing.by Mike Laubscher (6/26/2019)
We had 2 families on the boat for a short morning charter. Water is very cold and under 20deg.C and we had a screaming reverse current.
Good fishing todayby Mike Laubscher (6/23/2019)
We had an upcountry couple with us on a short charter today, conditions were really nice with a moderate SW wind and seas were nice and flat. The water has got cold now and sits under 20 deg.C and we had a relatively strong reverse current which made bottom fishing a little difficult.
Family Fun Fishingby Mike Laubscher (6/17/2019)
The kiddies had so much fun today, every drop was a fish and once we had enough fish we tried trolling for Tuna or Bonito
Good Slinger Fishingby Mike Laubscher (6/16/2019)
We got some nice Slinger today and before we knew it we had our Slinger quota, we then tried for other species
Game Fishing - Past Season Report - 2018/2019by Mike Laubscher (6/06/2019)
With winter in full swing now, I thought it was time to reflect on the past summer season. The season started early with our biggest Dorado of 20kg opening the account on the 1st of October, even more special was that this fish was landed by a young boy
Bottom Fishing is still goodby Mike Laubscher (5/25/2019)
It’s not every day that one can get full quota on a trip, especially in such a short time, in this situation a person must be contentious of regulations and conservation and not take more than the limit that is allowed. My suggestion is to use this time to look for something specific or special, try out new techniques and investigate new areas.
Bucket List achieved in one trip.by Mike Laubscher (5/22/2019)
. Immediately after we went over the last point the shotgun snapped and the reel was screaming and in no time we were into the backing and could not stop this fish, it’s not every day that one can land their entire bucket list in 1 trip.
Good Reef Fishing, Game Fishing Slowby Mike Laubscher (5/21/2019)
Monday was nice and comfortable with flat seas even though the NE was blowing a bit. We struggled to find any Tuna and even Bonito have been scarce
It’s Winter - Bonito back in full force and a good Tunaby Mike Laubscher (5/14/2019)
catching one after another and even plenty multiple hook ups which was great fun as our sole guest got to fight fish after fish after fish and on light tackle Bonito are good sport. During all this action we had a large Zambezi Shark (Bull Shark) about 3.5m long jump clear over our lines just a few meters behind the boat, this was a magnificent display
Good Bottom Fishing after the Floodsby Mike Laubscher (4/28/2019)
On one trip we had full quota of bottom fish for all on board within the first hour and then tried in vain for the rest of the trip looking for Tuna. Yesterday we ventured out to deep waters after bottoms first and found out deep that the water is clean, blue and warm but sadly void of life.
Another Marlin and a Grand Slam for Fat Girlby Mike Laubscher (4/12/2019)
we has an almost full strike and fought all the fish to the boat, there was 1 line remaining in the water, we had 14 Sarda and 6 Bonnies in the hatch. After we got the fish on deck I put the speed back up again and before we could put any lines out the remaining line popped of the rigger and we had a proper fish on and were into the backing
About the Marlin, the Hammerhead and 7 Tunaby Mike Laubscher (4/10/2019)
we did not want to hook up a Hammerhead Shark and so Erik started reeling in that line, but he was too late and the line went tight, the rod bent and line slowly peeled off the reel, nobody wanted to fight the Hammerhead Shark and Kurt decided he would accept the challenge, he got into the chair and Erik handed him the rod and Kurt stated winding and as he gave the rod the first pump, things changed somewhat and suddenly the reel was screaming and as it went into the backing
Family Fun Backline Fishing trip on Nawty Girlby Mike Laubscher (3/21/2019)
It gives us so much pleasure to share fishing and the ocean we love so much with others, especially the little ones.
Harbour Fun Fishing and Party Tripby Mike Laubscher (3/17/2019)
A 3 hour afternoon Birthday Party come fishing trip in the Durban harbour was great fun on McFire for these folks who have never fished before.
Good Tuna and Dorado on a short afternoon tripby Mike Laubscher (3/08/2019)
inshore was a bit colder and green and so some old tactics not used in a long time were employed and some old spots were visited
Dorado on Spinning Tackle for Nawty Girlby Mike Laubscher (3/05/2019)
Trolling out to the reefs for some bottom fishing was very quiet and as we started bring in the lines there was some action by a Dorado that would not commit to the lure and so a bottom trace on a spinning rod ready with squid was thrown into the spread without a sinker
Oceanic Bonito’s in Abundance for Fat Girl.by Mike Laubscher (3/05/2019)
On days like this there is always that one Bonito that is going to play games with you and when you get stripped into the backing and have a long 30 minute fight you are so disappointed when you discover it’s not that big Tuna you thought but a foul hooked Bonnie.
Kids Birthday Fishing Trip on McFire.by Mike Laubscher (3/04/2019)
A kid’s birthday fishing trip went perfect with flat seas and calm weather
Good Tuna for Fat Girlby Mike Laubscher (3/03/2019)
Loads of life all around in the area; a wide variety or birds were seen, big schools of dolphins, massive manta rays, turtles and we saw some very big sharks. Oceanic Bonito were around in abundance
Short trip and tight lines on McFireby Mike Laubscher (2/24/2019)
Sometimes a short trip is all one needs to just get out there breath in some fresh air in and get some quick fishing in, then head back de-stressed and refreshed.
Super Grand Slam for Fat Girl.by Mike Laubscher (2/23/2019)
The Friday came with a light SW wind and the current had slowed down, warm blue water had also come in and there was a very distinct colour line. The first line went early
Another Grand Slam for Fat Girl – Day 2by Mike Laubscher (2/12/2019)
Conditions were perfect with the sea as flat as a little mountain pond.
Grand Slam for Fat Girl - Dorado, Tuna, Wahooby Mike Laubscher (2/10/2019)
It was very special day for this Grand Dad of 92 to land 2 Dorado (Mahi) for himself, well done this is an awesome accomplishment and we are honoured to have shared this with you.
Dorado Fishing on McFireby Mike Laubscher (2/09/2019)
With a short 5hr morning trip, McFire headed out at 05h00 this morning into some nice conditions, fortunately the sea had settled nicely after yesterdays pumping NE wind and a light SW made for an ideal day offshore. There was not time to be wasted as a mix of Game and Bottom fishing was requested for today
Great Day Offshore on McFireby Mike Laubscher (2/07/2019)
So the day ended with 3 Dorado, 2 Yellowfin on the tally and a bunch of great guys to enjoy the day with. Thanks guys for such a great day, was an absolute pleasure, it was really relaxing and refreshing. I think we should do this more often.
Afternoon Quickieby Mike Laubscher (2/05/2019)
Often unplanned trips on short notice work out well which reminds me of a trip last year under similar circumstances and we hooked into a Marlin within an hour from launch and back on the dock 3hrs from when we launched. So if conditions are good and you feel like going, just get on with it and go, you just might be surprised.
Game fishing season in full swing.by Mike Laubscher (2/03/2019)
I think we will start seeing Wahoo catches reported soon and usually when the Wahoo are around we find good numbers of Black Marlin too. Time to stretch those muscles, and prepare for a Marlin fight.
Fishing in the rainby Mike Laubscher (1/26/2019)
On the way back we hooked into a large Wahoo which really gave a great Arial display before biting through the leader.
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