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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Taxman cometh and taketh away.
The Taxman cometh
and taketh away.
Fishing Report – Durban – 03.04.2018
We had a short 4hr mini deep sea trip today with a Family
from Jhb, was supposed to be yesterday afternoon by the NE was howling so we
changed it to this morning. Typically on a mini deep sea trip we make our way
out of port and troll over a few bottom spot and scan the bottom to see for
fish and then we stop trolling and do bottom fishing where we found fish. Today
had other plans for us, on our way out we first saw 2 pods of Bottle Nose
Dolphins and then a little further out I saw schools of bait fish, I had just
gone over a known pinnacle when I saw bait fish flying on my right and some big
swirls and I swung the boat towards this and it was not long before the shot
gun went of at a pace and in no time almost 400m of line was off the reel with
a Blue and White Williamson Sailfish Catcher being taken. We were fishing light
with the Shimano Tyrnos 30s paired with the light Tiagra rods and this made
this all the more fun. 40 minutes later and we had a good size Yellowfin Tuna
at the boat, the bird was out the water and I was leaning over to grab the
leader with gaffs ready when I saw a big swirl and the water turned red with
blood and we ended up with half the Yellowfin. So a big Shark had taken half
our Tuna in one bite and we paid our taxes. The sea was calm and flat today but
there was a double swell from 2 directions and this made all the children and
ladies sick whilst we were fighting the Tuna and so they wanted to go back and
we arrived back at the dock 2hrs after we left, I weighed what was left of the
Tuna and it was 15Kg. I have been expecting the bigger Yellowfin Tuna to arrive
in Durban at anytime. They are here.