Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LAKE JOZINI TIGER FISHING REPORT - 20-22 June 2015


LAKE JOZINI TIGER FISHING REPORT - 20-22 June 2015
Did a 3 day fishing and camping trip up at Jozini with a guest from New Zealand to hunt some Tiger Fish. Water was cold and crystal clear, the water levels were extremely low and the slipway was about 15-20m out the water making for difficult launching. Early mornings were icy cold, but along with winter conditions the game viewing and bird life was incredible, Buffalo, Elephants, Rhino, Hippo, Crocodiles, Kudu, Wildebeest, Ostrich, Jackals, Warthogs, Giraffe, Zebra and a host of other wildlife and birds. For me the highlight was an Osprey Eagle that took a Tiger fish directly inform of us and a Fish Eagle that we saw perch up close. The fishing was not as good as I had hoped and we only landed 17 Tiger Fish in Total and all were smaller sizes but not rats and probably dropped about another 100 fish at least. We had one monster hooked up but he came off. At the campsite on the last day during brunch the Warthogs came right up to us within an arms length.

Monday, June 29, 2015

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 27th June 2015 - Durban

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 27th June 2015 - Durban
The whales are out in full force, also saw many sprats around. Water is cold but not as cold as I expected. This had to be the coldest day I had on the water in a very long time. The weather forecast a strong NE wind for the whole day, but in reality we had a pleasant NW wind and sea conditions were great, the NE only started at about 12h30 and we got back at 14h00. I was already home by the time the wind started blowing hard so was pleased the weatherman got it wrong. At last we found some small Tuna after the last few trips of not even seeing Tuna, and on the way back we got a small bonnie whilst clearing the lines.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 13-15 June 2015 - Durban

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 13-15 June 2015 - Durban
These 3 days had some of the most amazing conditions with light winds and flat seas, unfortunately we did not find any Tuna and so we bottom fished. On the first day we did very well with Englishmen and Slinger with some really good sizes, on the 2nd day I had a family with 2 teenagers who each got a good sized Rockod and some slinger and Englishmen. The 3rd day was simply fantastic I had a family with 3 young children and so we did bottom fishing with bass rods and we hooked up several large Englishmen, a lot Good size Slinger, an Amber Jack and a host of other species. The larger fish really revved us on the light tackle and the Dad and myself had to pitch in and help the children land these fish. Lots of Bottom fish around at the moment and the water got warmer each day and was just under 23deg.C on Monday. These last 3 days were certainly the coldest mornings I have encountered this year so far and beanies, jerseys and jackets were required each morning, especially Saturday. Brrrrrrr