Lucky Sands Fishing Charters

Lucky Sands Fishing Charters is Margate’s ultimate adventure providing charter! Their crew knows where the fish are and will put you on it! They do all the hard work so you can relax and enjoy your exciting fishing adventure in the beautiful waters off of Shelly Beach.

Margate is a seaside town located just a little over 130 km from Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast and enjoys pleasant weather year round. You can go swimming, surfing or snorkeling around the Blue Flagged Beaches, or take a fishing trip into the rich offshore waters.

Your trip will take you into the sea at Margate, Shelly Beach and Port Shepstone area on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

There is an array of species waiting to bite; from the delicious Mutton Snapper and Mahi Mahi to King Mackerel, Salmon, Bluefin Tuna, Grunter and other species that call these waters home. The crew of Lucky Sands will provide you with the fishing gear and live baits, and you will have a first mate on hand to help you with your catch.

You will fish aboard a 28-foot Butt Cat boat that features two Yamaha 150 HP motors and a flybridge. This speedy and purposely built boat will take you to the most productive fishing grounds with ease and comfort. It features an icebox for your catch, a fighting chair and all the necessary safety equipment and electronics. Please note, a fishing license is required and must be obtained by yourself prior to the trip.

Lucky Sands Fishing Charters will take you on a trip where, along the Hibiscus coast line on the southern tip of Africa, you can feel the energy rise as fishermen meet the day at dawn. They expectantly prepare for a day out on the ocean, hoping for the catch of the day, or at the very least, an outrageous fisherman’s tale to take home to their families and friend. For nothing tastes fresher than the catch of the day at supper, be it on a braai or in the kitchen.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $445
    up to 8 persons
    If you've got a group of 8 angler buddies and you'd like to test the waters around Margate together for a day, this is the trip for you. Make the most out of 7 hours on the water and catch as many Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Javelin, Tuna, and Geelback as you can.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $62
    per person
    Spend 6 hours on the gorgeous productive waters around Margate and fish to your heart's content. You can hook a variety of local favorites including Tuna, King Mackerel, Geelback, Javelin, Mahi Mahi, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

Steven Russel
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since November 2016
Lucky Sands has been fishing the KwaZulu-Natal for 4 years. Bennie favorite game fish include Tuna and Dorado. Skipper Bennie will give his all to making your day a fun filled adventure you'll remember forever.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Grunter (Javelin)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Butt Cat Boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha V6 engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Vish R.
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
 5.00
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Fishing with Steven

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
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Jurgens K.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 5.00
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Fishing with Winston

VERIFIED   January 3, 2019
Safety comes first on this boat and that says it all. Effort was put in to give all a change to catch some fish
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Vincent P.
Pretoria, Gauteng
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 4, 2019
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Johan F.
Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Halfday trip with skipper winston

VERIFIED   December 28, 2017
When we got to the boat before 5 o clock we where waiting for the skipper and al of a suden we where told that the wind is...
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