Friday, October 31, 2014

FISHING REPORT - Durban - 31-10-2014

FISHING REPORT - Durban - 31-10-2014
I found it very cold on the water yesterday and found myself wearing a few layers to keep warm, there was a strong SW wind and a screaming S-N current, the sea was choppy and the water around 20deg.C. I wanted to go deep but only found big swells and even colder water. On the 50-60m we found the warmest water and I decided to run with that and we headed North. Fishing was successful and we landed 5 Yellowfin Tuna.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Warm current is here, Marlin and Game Fish have arrived - The season has started - 27-10-2014

LET THE GAMES BEGIN. The warm current has reached our shores, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Stripped Marlin, Black Marlin and Blue Marlin will all be in this. Time to get out the water, stretch some lines and make the reels hot.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FISHING REPORT - DURBAN - 21/10/2014

FISHING REPORT - DURBAN - 21/10/2014
Yesterday we found warm water at 23.5deg. C, it was clear stunning Blue Water, but not much life. Saw a wide variety of birds including some Prions, we also saw whales and some flying fish. Our catch was very interesting, I was watching the spread when a Wahoo came up from the deep and hit our shot gun bird and went for a summersault coming down only to be tail hooked by the lure. Unfortunately he bit through the line.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

FISHING REPORT - DURBAN - 19/10/2014

FISHING REPORT - DURBAN - 19/10/2014
Went out for 5hrs this morning, some really huge swells today especially at the harbour mouth (6m+) where some were breaking and so we had to manouver our way back in, out deeper it was not so bad. Chewed on my panties once or twice coming in. We saw whales and dolphins and even some Tuna jumping but only managed a few bonnies and got 2 of our small feathers bitten off. Water was dirty.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FISHING REPORT - Durban - 16/10/2014


FISHING REPORT - Durban - 16/10/2014
This morning I took the guys from the SABC 3 Espresso show out for the Deep Heat Adventure challenge. We left Durban around 04h00 and we ran for about 2hrs till about 400m deep and dropped lines at about 06h00. Sea conditions were great and we left earlier to be back in time before the rain hit Durban in the afternoon. We found water out in the deep at 22.7deg.... C and once we were running cross current we got some action. We were looking for a Tuna, and I ran the 50lb rigs as the guest was a small lady. Suddenly as all was getting boring and I was struggling to keep my eyes open, one of the reels began to growl and after taking about 75% of the line on the spool we managed to turn a Striped Marlin. After about 10 minutes after we turned it and had a really good bend in the rod the line just went slack. Once we got the line in it turned out that the 6/0 hook had broken. On the good side, we got our first Marlin Hook up for the new season and I now know they are out there.
Disappointed we dropped our lines back in and continued and it was not long before I saw some fish jumping to my right and I changed course and we had 5 lines running and ended up landing 3 Wahoo. I am very pleased about this as this is my first Wahoo triple up. After that on the way back in we had some Skipjack Tuna action. Our timing was spot on, as after we finished at the docks and as I was walking to my car the heavens opened with some proper heavy Durban rain.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

FISHING REPORT - Durban - Early October 2014

FISHING REPORT - Durban - Early October 2014
The last 2 trips have been disappointing and the inshore Durban waters are still very cold, usually by this time of year they have warmed up, we have not been able to get out to the continental shelf where the warm waters are as the seas have been to big and when we reach the main Agulhas current it is like a wall. And so we have had to satisfy ourselve...s with some small Bonnies and bottom fishing leaving me frustrated. The Whales are still around in good numbers and I have seen a few Calves also, we have also seen a lot of Pygmy Dolphins by the 1st drop off. Bird activity has been dismal. On a lighter note; on our last trip we went looking around the ships and when crossing the bow of one ship someone blew the horn, it is so loud and you don't just hear it, you feel it. I got such a fright, I nearly jumped clean off my boat. All my hairs stood straight up and I think some shot off like porcupine quills. My whole body tingled, my heart was racing. I felt alive.