Fishing Reports and Updates - Blue Water Charters Durban and Adventure Fishing Safaris
Blue Water Charters - Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Fishing Charter, Marlin Fishing, Tuna Fishing, Big Game Fishing, Game Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing.
Adventure Fishing Safaris - Lake Jozini, Inanda Dam, Goedertrouw Dam, Albert Falls Dam and Kosi Lakes.
Tiger Fishing, Bass Fishing, Estuary Fishing
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 and this
picked up as the day went along. We went all the way past Umdloti and only
managed 2 bonnies and then we started doing some bottom fishing up North and
made our way back to Durban reef by reef. The sinkers were ice cold so the
water at the bottom must be very cold. Some reefs held no fish whilst other had
good showings the fish were not biting like they should and as the day went on
the current was just getting faster and faster and faster and when we stopped
it was over 5 knots and we had to make our way shallower as the day went on
starting at 80m and ending at 40m to allow the sinkers to get to the bottom. In
the end we totalled about 20 fish that were size and had to put many undersize
fish back, we got a lot of variety of species as each reef has its own populations
and got a really nice size copper bream. We had caught some Mackerel and I
pinned these as live baits, one deep and one on the surface and they were not
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. We
did not find any shad or mackerel and there was a lot of those little sand
soldiers around, but in between we managed a good Rockod, some nice Reds an
Englishman, a Zebra and a nice Copper Bream which gave great action on the
light spinning tackle. Not the usual backline fish as we had to fish elsewhere
but a great day out.
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 and the current was mild and we caught a lot of fish both days, the
bulk of the catches were Englishman, False Englishman, Slinger and Soldier
Bream, but we also got some Stumpnose, Zebra, Rockod, Snapper and a few other
species. We also caught several Remoras so there was probably a Shark or two
around but we lost no fish to sharks.
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 trips were half-day trips starting early morning
and both days had a screaming reverse current making fishing very difficult
even with nice flat seas. Mornings are getting chilly now and there is dew on
the cars parked outside early every morning of late and so the signs are that
we are well into autumn now and that winter is coming. Water is now under 24
On the 1 trip we hooked up a very large Wahoo that I
guess was just under 20kg but when close to the boat he did some heavy head
shakes and we lost him about 10m from the boat, we also got some skipjack tuna.
Today the current was also strong and we managed 4 x Yellowfin Tuna and some