Captain
Laurens Koen

Member since July 2014 Maputo, Mozambique
Background
Captain Laurens Koen has been fishing these waters for the past 3 decades and guided customers for two and a half. He's mastered all the best-hidden fishing spots and tricks of the local fish. He got his undying love of the ocean at just 5 years old, when he got his first pair of fins and a snorkeling mask. He feels lucky that he lives on the water and that what used to be his hobby has become his day job. Always doing everything in his power to help his customers catch as much fish as possible, Capt. Laurens and his team will make sure your trips are fun and successful!
Techniques
The aim is to catch fish and one must do what is needed to ensure that the reels screams. knowledge of your area is an advantage. For game fish we trawl, drift with dead or alive bait, trawl plastic lures, spin with spoons / plugs. For bill fish we trawl kona's or dead / live bait.

Hey, I'm Captain Laurens Koen

Maputo, Mozambique
Background
Captain Laurens Koen has been fishing these waters for the past 3 decades and guided customers for two and a half. He's mastered all the best-hidden fishing spots and tricks of the local fish. He got his undying love of the ocean at just 5 years old, when he got his first pair of fins and a snorkeling mask. He feels lucky that he lives on the water and that what used to be his hobby has become his day job. Always doing everything in his power to help his customers catch as much fish as possible, Capt. Laurens and his team will make sure your trips are fun and successful!
Techniques
The aim is to catch fish and one must do what is needed to ensure that the reels screams. knowledge of your area is an advantage. For game fish we trawl, drift with dead or alive bait, trawl plastic lures, spin with spoons / plugs. For bill fish we trawl kona's or dead / live bait.

My Charter Listings

Gozo Azul Marine - Santa Maria/Inhaca Island

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(2 reviews)
Maputo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Gozo Azul Marine - Ponta do Ouro

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Ponta Do Ouro
 Last booking: 1 day ago
trips from $500

Gozo Azul Marine – Coastal Package

Ponta Do Ouro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $3,995

Gozo Azul Marine – Macaneta

Macaneta
trips from $650

Gozo Azul Marine, Lda – Maputo

Maputo
trips from $1,250

Gozo Azul Marine – Almirante Leite

Maputo
trips from $1,150

Fishing Reports

Fishing Charters, the way you like it!
Fishing Charters, the way you like it!
Mar 30, 2015 Maputo
The first half of March 2015 produced very good catches of Dorado, wahoo, yellow fin tuna and good marlin action of Ponta do Ouro. 95% of the fish were caught on PULSATOR lures trawling offshore in the deeper purple blue waters with water temperatures averaging around 27.5 degrees. We mainly trawled konas in the 30 to 50 pounds class. The Louies exciter lure produced the most fish and is my personal preferred PULSATOR lure. This lure need very little speed and perform well at high speed too, "smokes" like a steam train and "swim" with a left/right motion giving it a live like action. I was fortunate enough to see many a dorado coming in with great speed attacking these lures with reels screaming soon afterwards. Catching dorado this time of year is very "late" as they normally frequent our waters around November & December. This might be a good indication that the season might be late giving as the chance for good billfish action still to come. With this in mind, we are looking at working the deeper offshore waters of Inhaca Island / Santa Maria for Mr. Billfish. Fish we caught with the Louies exciter PULSATOR lures, to name but a few species, dorado, tuna, wahoo, cuta, marlin and sailfish. The fishing inshore has been slow with cuta, prodigal son, yellow fin tuna and dorado coming out using bait. With you, our valued customer in mind, custom boat charters and packages to suite your fishing needs are available on request. We offer a variety of daily charters, from 4 hours, half or full day, 50km offshore, night fishing, spear fishing and our very popular marlin explorer BIG fish charters from Santa Maria / Inhaca Island. In addition to fishing charters, we are offering boat transfers from Maputo to Santa Maria / Inhaca Island return trips, whale & dolphin watching, snorkel trips, sunset cruises and accommodation options are available.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Very good
3.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (5)
Heading out early
First fish of the day
Nice cuta for the pot
+2
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Douglas M.
Holderness, NH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Day trip with GozaAzul fishing charter

VERIFIED   Special 6 hours trip for Douglas Macfarlane on July 18, 2022
Laurence was great to communicate with and shared advice about travel and things to do. We initially booked for half day then...
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Jaco Van Der Watt
Maputo, Mozambique
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Early Morning on December 21, 2021
What a great experience and morning out!! A big thanks to Hannes and Daniel and also Laurens for the great asventure!
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Michael F.
Massapequa, New York
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Poor
1.0 / 5
Overall

Bad day for fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 21, 2022
My wife and I had gone out on a day with heavy wind and huge swells. Long story short, we were both sick 30minutes into the...
Michael F. does not recommend Gozo Azul Marine - Santa Maria/Inhaca Island
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