MarlinMagiX - Striped Marlin

October 24, 2015 by Jean-Francois du Coudray

Trip Info


MarlinMagix Fishing Charters left Richards at 6am to the Marlin Grounds. John and crew set the lines just on 100 metres and trawled in and out to 500 met. We had 6 rods out all with medium and large lures. We were rewarded with a hook-up just before 10am. Angler Stephen Sutherland was in the chair, being his first Marlin, he did well to get the fish to the boat within 30 minutes.
The fish picked the long rigger and a Pulsator lure, the fish was well hooked, but Stephen kept pressure on the fish making sure not to loose it. He brought the boat to the side where it was successfully released.
We set out the lines again for a second fish, but the wind came up soon thereafter. We made our way back to the harbour.
The warm water was close and the guys that fish for Billfish were rewarded. Two Striped Marlins were caught and released, Two Blues were taken out, the one died as it was hooked on the side.
Should you want to experience the thrill, the release of a Marlin, please give me a call. Come up to Richards Bay and get the opportunity of a lifetime.

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