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Natal Snoek feast & a great day with the Fish Therapy gang!!!

Natal snoek or sailfish? You can choose on the islands pal!Duarte Rato

Natal Snoek feast & a great day with the Fish Therapy gang!!!

This last week we have been enjoying a real feast of light tackle spinning for the natal snoek (Queen mackerel) that have been feasting in tiny sardine day in and day out off the flats and channels between the Islands. Being just a short run away we been going for early morning & late afternoon feasts, which have provided unbelievable fun for our guests!

 

Then Sunday, the 10th May we went out with Pieter, Eugene and Christiaan, the fish therapy gang and enjoyed a awesome day in flat calm weather – which as been the norm lately!

 

We started popping on the reef but after 2 drifts had only had three kingfisg chases so decided to go and chase the birds that were on top of a mayhem of shoals of greenspot kingfish and queen mackerel. As usual it was great fun and we caught and released a few before two Zambezi sharks appeared on the scene and started to take the hooked fish.

 

We decided to go offshore and within minutes of starting Pieter was into a fierce fish that turned out to be a 23 kg cuda. We then had a sailfish pack attack with a fish on the teaser and three on each bait we had out there. Both fish that took the lure/bait combination did not hook-up, but the one that took the swim ballyhoo on a circle hook on a spinning setup hookup properly after a short drop-back and Christiaan released his first ever sailfish.

Happy days and the beers were flowing as we made a early run home…

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