Lynies Services

Lynies Services run a series of all-day, all-action fishing charters targeting the area’s major table and game species. Whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned pro, Captain Leon “Lynie” Maree will get you on some incredible catches of delicious and hard-fighting fish.

For beginner anglers or food fishers, nothing beats a day on the reefs. Bottom fishing charters will be spent anchoring or drifting for huge Musselcracker, Cape Salmon, Rockcod, Kob, Slingers, Soldiers, and much more. These are the perfect way to feed the family and enjoy some great battles while you do so.

Up for more of a challenge? Why not try night fishing? This is when the biggest Kob and Cape Salmon come out to eat. Monster Kob weighing 40 kilos or more can be caught on these trips, and even the Geelbek push the scales at 10kg.

Still not enough? Look no further than Lynie’s amazing Marlin charters. Battle the kings of the ocean in this deep sea, heavy tackle bonanza. There will be plenty of tasty Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, too.

No matter what you do, you’ll be fishing aboard a modern, well-equipped boat helmed by a seasoned captain. The “Lady Els” is a 2006 Magnum Cat sportfisher with plenty of room for six anglers and more than enough equipment to keep everyone busy.

The Lady Els’ modern electronics will sound out the best spots and track trophy fish. Once you’re on them, she has quality light and heavy tackle to match the various target species. Add to that a choice of live bait and lifelike lures, and you’re ready for action.

Lynies Services trips come with all necessary tackle. All you need to bring is a license (available at local post offices), any food and drink, and plenty of energy for the day (or night) ahead.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Marlin Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    This trip runs year-round, but the best time to enjoy the area's billfishing is from October until late May. Head out 10 to 16 kilometers in search of monster Blue Marlin. Marlin are strictly Catch & Release to preserve the future of the species and the fishery as a whole. This trip is best for anglers with some experience.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Drift or anchor around local reefs, usually fishing in 20-40 meters of water, but occasionally heading out to 100! Target Cape Salmon, Musselcracker, Rockcod, Kob, Slinger, Soldiers, and Redfish. This trip is great for beginners or anyone who wants to catch lots of tasty fish!
  • Private trip
    12 hour Trip - Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    up to 6 persons
    Head out at night to fish for the biggest Kob and Cape Salmon you've ever seen. Kob up to 40 kilos can be caught on these trips, and the Cape Salmon can hit the 10 Kg mark! This trip runs year round, but the biggest fish are caught in the winter months from July until late October. This trip is best for anglers with some experience.
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About the Captain

Leon (lynie) Maree
Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Response time 33 hours
Member since June 2014
Captain Leon "Lynie" Maree has been fishing his whole life. His father and grandfather taught him how to fish and he has been deep sea fishing since he was 12. Captain Lynie worked for 8 years as a commercial fisherman before making the move to charter fishing. Now he runs charters full time aboard his very own boat. Captain Lynie has taken part in various tournaments with great success, especially when targeting Marlin. Simply put, he loves fishing and he knows how to do it well.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Kob Kob
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Musselcracker Musselcracker
Rockfish Rockfish
Snoek Snoek
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Magnum Cat (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 250HP Yanmar engines.

32 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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