Friday, February 13, 2015

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban - 13th February 2015

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban - 13th February 2015
With a stiff NE wind and a strong N-S current making for choppy seas we made our way out of port just as the sun was popping it's head over the horizon. Within minutes of dropping our lines we had 2 small Bonnies on deck. After that things were quiet until we hit the 100m depth line when we had a Sailfish jump onto on of our lines and after 2 jumps before we could even get the rod out the gunnel it was gone. On our way back going over the same spot we had the exact same thing happen on the same rod and lure, I am sure that it was the same Sailfish. We also managed to land 2 nice Yellowfin and a Wahoo. We lost a 2nd Wahoo at the boat just before lines up when it bit through the leader (No Steel).

Saturday, February 7, 2015

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 7th February 2015 - Durban

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 7th February 2015 - Durban
When I went to bed last night I was thinking that fishing today would be similar to yesterday, and then late last night we had a hectic storm with very heavy rain, the thunder was so hard the windows in my house were humming and when I saw the lightning I knew today would be different. When I woke up at 03h00 it was still raining lightly and there was no wind, the bay was full of rubbish and the water chocolate brown. With all this I had to really change my tactics planned and once out the harbour saw all the bad weather up North and decided to head South. After a while I saw a debris line and a little deeper out I found a current line with cobolt blue 25deg.C water and so we ran some rappies on light tackle very slowly along the line and we landed a Wahoo, 2 Dorado and a Yellowfin Tuna.
Then the fun began when one of the reels screamed off like mad and after about an intense 40minute fight we lost a black plastic bucket about 10m from the boat.
Things were about to get better for us when we got spooled when one of our lines snagged a drum line with what I assume was a very large shark attached to it. I tried to chase but could not keep up and the drum was making a serious bow wave and a wake we wanted to get the drum line and release the poor shark but were not able to do so. I find it sad that people are still drum lining sharks.

Friday, February 6, 2015


PLAGIARISM - (From The Free Dictionary by Farlex)
The act of appropriating the literary composition of another author, or excerpts, ideas, or passages therefrom, and passing the material off as one's own creation.
Plagiarism is theft of another person's writings or ideas. Generally, it occurs when someone steals expressions from another author's composition and makes them appear to be his own work....

I have written many articles and have them published in many places and on my website, if you are using these without my permission and without due credit you are stealing from me and will get a reaction. It is stealing my intellectual property

The following Note can be found on all my websites:
All articles, text, pictures, photographs, diagrams artwork and images on this website are the intellectual property of the author and may not be copied, used, distributed or reproduced without the express permission and consent of the author.

I have always shared readily and been generous with information, I find it very disrespectful that someone has copied my work as his own and I am angered by this.


OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 6th February 2015 - Durban

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - 6th February 2015 - Durban
What a fantastic day today, water inshore was crystal clear, just under 24deg.C, bait fish were everywhere and going wild. We launched at 05h00 and were back at 10h00. We could do nothing... wrong today, the Yellowfin Tuna were just hitting our lures, within minutes of setting our spread we had the first Tuna on and after that we could not get all our lines out and our guest could not even get out of the chair because we had 10 hits in a row landing 7 Tuna one after the other after the other. It was even more fun because we were fishing light tackle today and the Tuna were all decent sizes.