Reel Magic Big Game Fishing Charter

Tuzi Gazi Waterfront
Richards Bay NL, South Africa

Based out of Richards Bay, on the eastern coast of South Africa, Reel Magic charters are offering you the opportunity to tackle some of the world’s best fishing in an area that also hosts some of the most exciting land based wildlife Africa has to offer. Fancy viewing the Big Five (African Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard and the Rhinoceros) and catching the Big Six (Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish and Swordfish) in the same vacation? Then this is probably one of the best places to do it. 200 km (120 miles) north of Durban and a 90 minute drive from the new King Shaka International Airport, Richards Bay is easy to access given its incredible natural assets.

Reel Magic’s ‘Wave Walker’ is moored at the Tuzi Gazi waterfront, which is just a 20 minute run from the fishing grounds. At 42 foot, this professionally maintained Rodman Sport Fisher Walkabout is fully equipped to provide a first class fishing service aboard a luxurious vessel. The air conditioned interior includes a luxurious saloon, dual cabins, a galley and a head (enclosed restroom). The spacious deck features a fighting chair and the flybridge gives optimum views of the surrounding ocean. This fully safety surveyed vessel is licensed for up to eight occupants fishing up to 40 nautical miles offshore.

The area’s abundant and diverse fishing will delight every angler. With six species of Billfish frequenting the area from November to May and Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Bonito and Sharks can be caught closer to shore during the same period. State of the art Shimano 80W and 130W reels and matching custom made rods are available on board for Marlin and other large game species, while equally good quality light tackle ranging from 20-50 lb is available for smaller species. All equipment complies with IGFA standards, and fishing for records on light tackle is welcomed. Catch and release is encouraged for all billfish.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Rodman () originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 600HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

42 ft
8 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Spearfish (Shortbill)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Richards Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Trevor Hansen
Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Member since January 2016
Captain Trevor Hansen has over 30 years experience at sea, and holds a commercial captain's ticket for vessels up to 25 meters as well as a charter captain license. He has been fishing competitively since the 1980s, and he has represented his state (Eastern Province) many times for a variety of fishing disciplines, but mainly focusing on game fishing. He has represented South Africa (Protea Team) in international fishing competitions on no less than 6 occasions, usually as the team's captain. This means he has fished for Billfish at most of the world's major destinations and has seen a large number of different techniques from around the globe. As a long standing IGFAa member and tournament angler, he has an intimate knowledge of the IGFA regulations and has numerous South African, All Africa and World Records to his name. "It would be my pleasure to help you achieve whatever goal you choose on a fishing outing with me."