Captain
Mike Laubscher

Member since December 2013

Durban, South Africa

Background
I have been fishing since I was 5 years old in Durban and have fished many places around the world and in South Africa, but Durban is my home waters. I fished competitive for many years and I have been running my own charters since 2008 with 2 companies and 2 boats, fish a variety of styles and target a variety of fish species in both Salt and Fresh water, have many published articles in several magazines on fishing. Love nature and outdoors, Am very conservation minded and have a passion for birds. I am crazy about big Tuna, Marlin Fishing and Game Fishing, and also love light tackle spinning, am a total lure junkie. Represented my province in fly fishing for many years and am also pro staff for Rapala/Shimano. I want to write a book on fishing one day. 3 items left on my fishing bucket list, guess then a new bucket list will be in order. As a writer I have my own quote: "I love taking people fishing because it releases their inner child, and in doing so keeps my inner child alive."
Techniques
I am crazy about big Tuna and Marlin Fishing, and I also love light tackle spinning with lures

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Laubscher

Durban, South Africa
Background
I have been fishing since I was 5 years old in Durban and have fished many places around the world and in South Africa, but Durban is my home waters. I fished competitive for many years and I have been running my own charters since 2008 with 2 companies and 2 boats, fish a variety of styles and target a variety of fish species in both Salt and Fresh water, have many published articles in several magazines on fishing. Love nature and outdoors, Am very conservation minded and have a passion for birds. I am crazy about big Tuna, Marlin Fishing and Game Fishing, and also love light tackle spinning, am a total lure junkie. Represented my province in fly fishing for many years and am also pro staff for Rapala/Shimano. I want to write a book on fishing one day. 3 items left on my fishing bucket list, guess then a new bucket list will be in order. As a writer I have my own quote: "I love taking people fishing because it releases their inner child, and in doing so keeps my inner child alive."
Techniques
I am crazy about big Tuna and Marlin Fishing, and I also love light tackle spinning with lures
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Fishing Reports

Tiger Fishing, Bass Fishing and Camping

October 14, 2018

Bass Fishing Report – Inanda Dam – 9-11 October 2018 Day 1: I met up with Olivier and Janick from Reunion Island on the afternoon of the 8th of October and we set up camp with 3 days of… Read Full Report →


Bass Fishing, Tiger Fishing and Camping

October 09, 2018

Bass Fishing Report – Inanda Dam – 9-11 October 2018 Day 1: I met up with Olivier and Janick from Reunion Island on the afternoon of the 8th of October and we set up camp with 3 days of… Read Full Report →


Big Bull Dorado to open the season.

October 01, 2018

Big Bull Dorado to open the season. Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 1st October 2018 After yesterdays NE winds it was a bit choppy today but settled down as the day went on. We had a short morning… Read Full Report →


Marlin Food is Here

September 23, 2018

Marlin Food is here. Fishing Report – Durban – 23 September 2018 Stunning conditions today but the water was cold, inshore was green water. We made our way out to some reefs and did some bottom fishing getting some… Read Full Report →


Bonito are getting bigger.

September 22, 2018

Bonito are getting bigger. Fishing Report – Durban – 22 September 2018 It was stunning conditions early this morning with light winds and flat seas when we launched for a short Inshore/Mini Deep trip on Nawty Girl. The forecast… Read Full Report →


Tuna, Tuna, Tuna, Fat Girl wins again.

September 13, 2018

Tuna, Tuna, Tuna, Fat Girl wins again. Fishing Report – Durban – 14 September 2018 We launched at 2.30pm in the afternoon for a short fun trip and were back on the dock by 6.00pm. It was one of… Read Full Report →


Good Tuna in a big swell.

September 03, 2018

Good Tuna in a big swell. Fishing Report – Durban – 3 August 2018 We launched late this morning at 08h00 for a short 4 hour charter after the strong SW wind slowed down, the swells were still on… Read Full Report →


10 Years of Charters

September 01, 2018

10 Years of charters. From humble beginnings on the 1st of September 2018, a small boat and 6 fishing rods we have overcome many obstacles to be here today. With well over 1000 charters operated, more than 6000 happy… Read Full Report →


Tuna Quadruple Hook up.

August 21, 2018

Tuna Quadruple Hook up. Fishing Report – Durban – 21 August 2018 Today the weather forecast was wrong yet again, but for a change it was in our favour. Forecast showed a strong SW wind and some rain, but… Read Full Report →


Tuna for Fat Girl and Nawty Girl.

August 19, 2018

Tuna for Fat Girl and Nawty Girl. Fishing Report – Durban – 19 August 2018 The last few trips on both our boats have seen a large amount of Bonnies, Frigate Tuna and Sarda Sarda coming out along with… Read Full Report →


Tuna Again

August 10, 2018

Tuna Again. Fishing Report – Durban – 10 August 2018 Been a quiet and frustrating month and when one books a charter the weather turns bad and it can’t be done and so today was our first trip for… Read Full Report →


Tuna are starting to make an appearance.

July 21, 2018

Tuna are starting to make an appearance. Fishing Report – Durban – 21 July 2018 Last 2 days have had some really nice mornings out, even though they started out very cold they ended up warm, the Bonito have… Read Full Report →


July Holidays

July 15, 2018

The July holidays saw both Fat Girl and Nawty Girl busy, all kinds of trips and lots of children. I love taking the younger ones fishing and to see the smiles and excitement always makes my day. On the… Read Full Report →


Winter Fishing

June 29, 2018

Winter Fishing. Fishing Report – Durban – June 2018 June was not the busiest month for us but we got out a good few times. The Yellowfin Tuna have been absent other that a really good strike the other… Read Full Report →


The lasts weeks fishing

May 31, 2018

The last weeks Fishing. Fishing Report – Durban – 27-31.05.2018 After taking some time off it is back to fishing, the last week has seen the water temperature off Durban go cold with today being 21.6deg.C. The last few… Read Full Report →


A tough day

May 11, 2018

A tough day Fishing Report – Durban – 11.05.2018 We got going at 06h00 and made our way out and started off trying to look for a Tuna. Conditions were stunning with flat seas and virtually no wind early… Read Full Report →


Short Backline Trip

May 05, 2018

Short Backline Trip Fishing Report – Durban – 05.05.2018 We had a short light tackle backline trip this morning but the dredger was busy in that area so I decided to go on the South side a little deeper.… Read Full Report →


Some good bottom fishing

April 28, 2018

Some good bottom fishing Fishing Report – Durban – 28-29.04.2018 This weekend brought some cold water and we found no game fish but did see a Sailfish jump in the same area on both days. Bottom fishing was awesome… Read Full Report →


Last trips of 40 something

April 25, 2018

Fishing Report – Durban – 25.04.2018 So today marks my last fishing charter in my 40s, time flies by so fast that the roaring 40s becomes the flying 50s before one can say Bob’s your Uncle. Our last 2… Read Full Report →


Tuna on the bite today - Great fun on li

April 15, 2018

Fishing Report – Durban – 15.04.2018 We launched this morning at 06h00 for a short 5hr charter and hoped it would not rain, we had to dodge one rain cloud and so had a stunning day today, water was… Read Full Report →


Good Tuna and Wahoo

April 13, 2018

Good Tuna and Wahoo Fishing Report – Durban – 13.04.2018 We launched this morning into a strong NE wind that the forecast said would die out early and the day was supposed to be stunning, but it did not… Read Full Report →


Fun Family Fishing Trip

April 11, 2018

Fishing Report – Durban – 11.04.2018 We launched later to try avoid the rain and the wind but the forecast was out and so we had a wet and windy day fishing with some showers that passed by 3… Read Full Report →


Black Marlin 3-2-1 - Released

April 09, 2018

Black Marlin 3-2-1 - Released Fishing Report – Durban – 09.04.2018 What a day we had today, we launched this morning to look for a Marlin into a 12knot NE wind which just got stronger as the day went… Read Full Report →


Sharks on Light Spinning Tackle.

April 04, 2018

Sharks on Light Spinning Tackle. Fishing Report – Durban – 04.04.2018 We had 2 Light Tackle Backline/Harbour Family trips on Nawty Girl today, a 3hr and a 4hr. These are fun trips for a family outing just to enjoy… Read Full Report →


Dorado on the bite today

April 04, 2018

Dorado on the bite today Fishing Report – Durban – 04.04.2018 We had a trip with a family from New Zealand today on Fat Girl, we started out with the whole family on a cruise out the harbour along… Read Full Report →


The Taxman cometh and taketh away.

April 03, 2018

The Taxman cometh and taketh away. Fishing Report – Durban – 03.04.2018 We had a short 4hr mini deep sea trip today with a Family from Jhb, was supposed to be yesterday afternoon by the NE was howling so… Read Full Report →


Kids Fishing - 3 Generations and over 20

March 31, 2018

Kids Fishing - 3 Generations and over 200 fish Fishing Report – Durban – 31.03.2018 We had a short Light tackle Backline Charter this morning on Nawty Girl and had Granddad, Son and Grandson on board with the trip… Read Full Report →


Two Dolly Birds and a Hoo.

March 29, 2018

Two Dolly Birds and a Hoo. Fishing Report – Durban – 29.03.2018 Today I had the pleasure of hosting one of my oldest and longest standing customers and his 7yr old son who has been booking charters with me… Read Full Report →


5hrs, 4 Countries, 3 Fish.

March 27, 2018

5hrs, 4 Countries, 3 Fish. Fishing Report – Durban – 27.03.2018 We had an interesting group of guys today from 4 countries to attend a wedding. Belgium, Australia, UK. We launched at 06h00 for a short 5hr charter, by… Read Full Report →


Good Bottoms in a Strong Current

March 25, 2018

Good Bottoms in a Strong Current Fishing Report – Durban – 25.03.2018 Launching at 06h00 the west wind was blowing stiff with a small but choppy sea we made our way out to look for some game fish. The… Read Full Report →


Outdoor Family Time with your kids

March 22, 2018

Do something Outdoors with the kids and family this holiday Family Holiday Fishing Trips on Nawty Girl and Fat Girl The Holidays are almost here, time to take the family and kids out on a fun fishing trip for… Read Full Report →


Triple up Dorado

March 17, 2018

Triple up Dorado Fishing Report – Durban – 17.03.2018 Launching at 06h00 just as the rain started to lift the day started out wet and turned into a stunning day with crystal clear warm water close inshore and it… Read Full Report →


Autumn Game Fish Grand Slam

March 13, 2018

Autumn Game Fish Grand Slam Fishing Report – Durban – 13.03.2018 With summer behind us we are now in Autumn, my favourite fishing time of the year. What a stunning morning with dead flat seas and a very slight… Read Full Report →


Another Black Marlin for Fat Girl

March 10, 2018

Another Black Marlin for Fat Girl Marlin Report – Durban – 10.03.2018 On Saturday morning the clean purple water was back inshore and we saw a Marlin come bouncing into the spread from the side and 1 Tiagra start… Read Full Report →


Girls Birthday Party

March 04, 2018

Girls Birthday Party Cruise Stunning weather made for a great trip out the harbour and the boat on anchor in the sheltered waters by Vetchies infront of uShaka. The warm water made swimming great fun and the gils were… Read Full Report →


A Big Lady, the one that got away, the T

February 03, 2018

A Big Lady, the one that got away, the Tuna and a Shark. Fishing Report – Durban – 2-4.02.2018 We had 3 long trips from Friday through to Sunday with various guests from the UK and Austria, our team… Read Full Report →


About the Turtle and the Yellowfin

January 29, 2018

About the Turtle and the Yellowfin Fishing Report – Durban – 29.01.2018 This weekend was very frustrating with the weather reports getting it totally wrong, On Saturday light NE winds were forecast and we launched early for a 5… Read Full Report →


Game Fish Grand Slam

January 26, 2018

Game Fish Grand Slam. Fishing Report – Durban – 26.01.2018 The past week has had some very difficult fishing conditions with the water very cold and temperatures under 21 deg.C, along with green water and so we have not… Read Full Report →


A Big Honeycomb Skate in the Harbour.

January 12, 2018

A Big Honeycomb Skate in the Harbour. Fishing Report – Durban – 12.01.2018 We had two 5 hour harbour trips and had some great fun, catching a bunch of small Hammer Head Sharks which are such great fun to… Read Full Report →


Black Marlin Afternoon

January 10, 2018

Black Marlin Afternoon. Marlin Report – Durban – 10.01.2018 We had a 5hr trip and left at noon (12h00), 38 minutes into the trip we had a massive bonnie on deck. The water was purple, crystal clear and 27deg.C,… Read Full Report →


Wahoo Again...

January 08, 2018

Wahoo Again... Fishing Report – Durban – 08.01.2018 We had a 5hr trip and left early to try get some fishing in before the west came through, water was warm and over 27deg C. and it was stunning purple… Read Full Report →


Dad's Dorado

January 07, 2018

Dad’s Dorado. Fishing Report – Durban – 07.01.2018 With a short morning trip that had to be split between game fishing and bottoms we shot out early in the morning and by 06h30 we had a nice Queen Dorado… Read Full Report →


Wahoo Account opened for 2018.

January 06, 2018

Wahoo Account opened for 2018. Fishing Report – Durban – 06.01.2018 The conditions have been improving and there is a lot of clean warm water around, especially out in the deep. Inshore has been very quiet and we have… Read Full Report →


First Dorado for 2018

January 02, 2018

First Dorado for 2018. Fishing Report – Durban – 02.01.2018 With a stiff SW wind and unsettled seas from the SW Buster the day before we made our way out for a short morning trip, we eventually found some… Read Full Report →


Last day out in 2017 - Fishing Report –

December 31, 2017

Last day out in 2017. Fishing Report – Durban – 31.12.2017 Both Fat Girl and Nawty Girl made their way out of port early on the 31st to do their last trips for 2017 after a very busy week.… Read Full Report →


Best of the West

December 28, 2017

Best of the West. Fishing Report – Durban – 28.12.2017 With an early launch we made our way out deep and headed south, we found warm, clear purple water just under 26deg.C. Birds diving and hovering, flying fish, bait… Read Full Report →


Lonely Dorado - Fishing Report – Durban

December 26, 2017

Lonely Dorado. Fishing Report – Durban – 26-12-2017 After yesterdays wind the water was all green again but it was warm with temperatures from 24.3deg.C to 24.8deg.C. We had a moderate SW wind a SE swell and a very… Read Full Report →


Early Morning Tuna Bite

December 24, 2017

Early Morning Tuna Bite. Fishing Report – Durban – 24-12-2017 Today was one of those great mornings, flat seas and warm water at almost 25deg.C and very clean with a slight current. We had a 5 hour Mini Deep… Read Full Report →


Little Guy loves fishing

December 18, 2017

Little Guy loves Fishing Fishing Report – Durban – 18-12-2017 I always love taking children fishing, especially when they have a passion for it at a young age. This little guy was not comfortable with the swells in deeper… Read Full Report →


Tuna off the bottom - Offshore Fishing R

December 17, 2017

Tuna off the bottom Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 17-12-2017 We had a bunch of guys that wanted to go bottom fishing today and launched at 05h00 for a 6hour trip. Sea conditions were ideal for bottom fishing… Read Full Report →


Miles of ocean and one Hot Spot

December 12, 2017

Miles of ocean and one Hot Spot Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 12-12-2017 We had a father, son and son in law from Hilton out with us on Fat Girl on an 8hr charter that ended up being… Read Full Report →


A Stormy Dorado into the backing - Offsh

December 11, 2017

We had a family from Vryburg booked a 5 hour charter Nawty Girl for this morning, and even though no rain was forecast there was a light rain at 05h00 this morning and so as Fat Girl was not… Read Full Report →


Tis the season

November 29, 2017

Nawty Girl has taken mooring 45 at Wilsons Wharf and after 6.5 years of Fat Girl being on mooring 42 she has now moved to mooring 44. This is great as both Fat Girl and Nawty Girl are now… Read Full Report →


Got the Hammer by the Tail

November 26, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report – Nawty Girl – Durban – 26-11-2017 Stunning weather today with flat seas, which was great after all the lousy weather we have been having, we were supposed to do the trip tomorrow but the forecast… Read Full Report →


A good Tuna in Bad Water

November 21, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report - Durban - 21-11-2017 Got a call to do a short charter late this afternoon and so we went out. On the way out the port right at the South Pier we spotted a large GT… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Nawty Girl Mai

November 05, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report – Nawty Girl Maiden Charter – Durban – 05-11-2017 Today Nawty Girl did her first charter and it ended with pleasant results. The weather forecast showed light SW winds, but we got light NE winds getting… Read Full Report →


Nawty Girl is ready for the Game Fishing

October 06, 2017

Nawty Girl our second boat is complete and ready, she is in the water and on her mooring at Wilson's Wharf. We launched her on Friday. Book your Game Fish trip now, season has started 6 m boat Suitable… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report Durban 02-09-201

September 02, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report Durban 02-09-2017 At long last we got some warmer waters with the temperature gauge showing at 23 deg.C out on the 200m. After a short light rain we were treated to a stunning rainbow over the… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban –4/6/17

June 04, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 4 June 2017 Stunning weather this morning before the South Westerly came through. Fat Girl was out deep on a short 5hr trip early this morning. Water is still over 23deg.C, I was… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 27/5

May 27, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 27 May 2017 Saturday was cool weather and started out as a really stunning day and was stunning for most of the day with only a stiff wind that picked up later in… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 19/20

May 20, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 19/20 May 2017 Offshore waters are still nice and warm at 23.8deg.C and the weather has been superb, we had some short morning charters on both days and after some early Tuna and… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban

May 17, 2017

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 17 May 2017 After all these heavy rains it was great to have sunshine again, we were expecting the water to be filthy but deeper out it was clean and the temperature was… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report – Durban – 5 May 2017

May 05, 2017

Stunning conditions, but the water was green and water temps averaging 23.6deg.C, before heading out to the deep there was a stop for live bait and then these were deployed inshore and some nice Couta (King Mackerel) were landed.… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report – Durban – 25-30 April

April 29, 2017

A busy long weekend and lots of trips. We had great weather on most days. On average the water temps were around 23.6deg.C, green inshore but nice and blue out in the deep. A fair amount of Yellowfin Tuna… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report – Durban – 22-04-2017

April 22, 2017

The guys from Nissan in PMB booked an afternoon backline trip with us on Saturday, along with Mackerel and Shad some nice bottoms were also caught along with a nice Rockod. The water was warm and over 24deg.C and… Read Full Report →


Jozini Tiger Fishing Report - 22 April

April 22, 2017

We had guests from the UK and were really blessed with some stunning weather. We started out at 06h00 in the morning and were greeted by a large group of hippos on the water about 100m after we launched.… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 16-04

April 16, 2017

Easter weekend brought us a cold front and some strong SW winds and so we were only able to do one of our trips. Inshore waters are now at 22 deg.C and deeper out just over 23 deg.C so… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 11-04

April 11, 2017

We had some guests from Sweden today, sea conditions were great, water reasonably clear but the temperature is slowly dropping with today at 23.3deg.C. The wind has turned again and coming from the SW but it was a very… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 09-04

April 09, 2017

With it being school holidays we have had many children along on our charters and today was no exception. I always love the pure joy that oozes out of them when they catch a fish, it’s contagious and one… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report – Durban

April 08, 2017

With our deckhand getting robbed on his way to work this morning we left later than planned, shame poor guy had his whole week’s wages stolen, very sad. So departing at 06h30 we decided to give our customers an… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report Durban - 05/04/2

April 05, 2017

A short trip inshore for some young boys proved to be great fun on light spinning tackle and a great day out, sea conditions were Ok but the current was screaming and sinkers ice cold at the end of… Read Full Report →


Jozini Tiger Fishing Report 31Mar-3Apr

March 31, 2017

We arrived at Pongola Game Reserve on the afternoon of 30th March booked in at Nkwazi Lodge. The plan was to target Tiger Fish spinning with artificial lures. The water levels are still low, but better than my previous… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report Durban

March 25, 2017

Saturday was overcast and raining and we had 4 guests from up country as this trip was part of a bachelors party weekend, they were happy to go fishing in the rain when we gave them an option to… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report - Durban

March 24, 2017

Another Game fish Grand Slam on Fat Girl to the delight our mix of guests from Belgium, France and Holland. With an early launch for a 5hr charter and were able to get some good fishing in before the… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report Durban

March 20, 2017

It was a stunning weather today with nice calm seas, we took a father and son along with some of his buddies out for a birthday treat with a 5hr inshore/mini deep sea charter. Water was clear and 25… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report - Durban

January 10, 2017

Game Fish Grand Slam and our first Billfish for 2017 We had a 6hr trip for today and decided to do it in the afternoon as the wind was blowing strong in the morning and so the boat launched… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT DURBAN 22-11-201

November 22, 2016

We got going just after 06h00, itbwas overcast and a moderate SW wind was blowing, the sea was better than I expected and water temps averaged 21.7deg.C, we decided to stay shallow and head up the coast. Just a… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT DURBAN 20-11-201

November 20, 2016

After several months of bad health and then an accident busting up my leg and hand I fInally got out on the water again after almost 4 months. It was great to get my veins filled with Saltwater, even… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report - Durban

August 01, 2016

Offshore Fishing Report This winter has been very cold, I dont remember going out dressed with so many layers for so many trips. Or maybe I am just getting older and can't take the cold like I used to.… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

April 11, 2015

We launched into lovely conditions, but the water was green and colder than it has been for a while, we trolled some Rapala's for about 22km heading North and only found good clean water after 70m in front of… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

April 08, 2015

What a hectic day, we launched at 06h00 for an 8hr Game Fishing Charter and the conditions were great, water clean and warm but cooler than it was on my last 2 trips. I started out using 50lb tackle… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

April 04, 2015

After some quiet fishing the past week the last 2 days was a remarkable difference with loads of Wahoo Action, On Friday I went out with my Family and my Mrs got her first Wahoo and her second and… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

March 29, 2015

The last week saw us out 4 times, its been extremely frustrating as the fishing has been difficult. I can't blame it on the conditions as the conditions awesome, water has been warm and crystal clear, full of bait… Read Full Report →


MARLIN REPORT - Durban - 20 March 2015

March 20, 2015

We went 1-1 with a Blue Marlin and 0-1 with a Black Marlin. Frans and Coby from Namibia joined me along with 2 of their friends for 5 days of fishing for Frans to catch the Marlin that he… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

March 07, 2015

We had a short charter this morning for a few hours, sea conditions were great with flat seas, the water was cold and sitting just above and below 23deg.C. We trolled for about 2.5hrs and had 4 good hook… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

March 01, 2015

Wow its already March, this year is flying. Went out fishing with my family today for a few hours with a late launch. Conditions were gorgeous with flat seas, clear warm blue water. Am proud of my boy Jesse… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

February 13, 2015

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban - 13th February 2015 With a stiff NE wind and a strong N-S current making for choppy seas we made our way out of port just as the sun was popping it's head over… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

February 07, 2015

When I went to bed last night I was thinking that fishing today would be similar to yesterday, and then late last night we had a hectic storm with very heavy rain, the thunder was so hard the windows… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

February 06, 2015

What a fantastic day today, water inshore was crystal clear, just under 24deg.C, bait fish were everywhere and going wild. We launched at 05h00 and were back at 10h00. We could do nothing wrong today, the Yellowfin Tuna were… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

January 30, 2015

We launched at 05h00 today to look for a Marlin, within a few miles we hit some heavy rain and decided to push through and after a getting soaked we got to the other side of the weather with… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE MARLIN REPORT - Durban

January 18, 2015

We launched at 04h00 on Saturday and started making our way out deep looking for warm clean water as closer in it was not nice, at about 450m depth I decided to change tactics and direction as the further… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

January 07, 2015

We launched at 06h00 into a stunning sea with flat calm overcast conditions, a light SE wind and warm clear water with lots of life. By 07h15 we already had 2 Dorado on board and our day ended with… Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban

December 27, 2014

A good day Dorado Hunting. 3 Bulls and 3 Queens. Read Full Report →


OFFSHORE SPEARFISH REPORT - Durban

December 21, 2014

South Africa and All Africa - All Tackle Record (Unofficial) I was very hesitant to make this post with all the "critics" out there with big mouths and nasty words, but have decided to go ahead with this post… Read Full Report →

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Ettienne Krause
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Mike and his deckhand Kurt were extremely professional. It was the first time out to sea for most of our group and we all had...
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This was a wonderful time.. The captian and mate were awsome serious about catching some fish and professional in what they...
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This outing was booked by my dear wife as a surprise 40th Birthday gift. She told me that before she decided on the Blue Water...
Moses Govender recommends Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl
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