Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl Fishing Reports

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →