Reel Magic Big Game Fishing Charter

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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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 8 persons
    Enjoy a full day trip fishing for big game. 6 varieties of billfish all frequent these waters from November to May. In this period you could fish for Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish and Spearfish, as well as a range of other pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and Bonito. With the game fishing grounds just 5-8 miles offshore, you will be able to make the most of this long trip as you target a billfish grand slam or just enjoy a day on the water. 13000 ZAR.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Yellowfin)


Boat Specs

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

42 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Richards Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator 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."
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