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48kg Amberjack by Tyler Botha of Shelley Beach

48kg Amberjack by Tyler Botha of Shelley Beach The Botha family down the south coast of Natal, led by Dad PJ, have a phenomenal record of catching outsized Amberjack. Sons Tyler and Greg make up the formidable team on the good ship Watt4. Check this out! Tyler breaks the magical 100lb mark with this monster […]

March/April ‘Cuda report plus spearfishing

March/April ‘Cuda report plus spearfishing The ‘Cuda have made their annual pilgrimage to down south and some great catches are filtering through. The first real action was by Happy Hooker who got two proper fish, nice and early on. Way down off Seaprk somewhere. Then the Niteshift got one in the same place the following […]

Nicky Momberg-Yellowfin-Tun

Nicky Momberg Yellowfin Tuna 77.7kg makes it two in a row off Shelley Beach

Nicky Momberg Yellowfin Tuna 77.7kg makes it two in a row off Shelley Beach Nicky Momberg Yellowfin Tuna 77.7kg makes it two in a row off Shelley Beach. Unbelievably another outsized yellowfin tuna by Nicky Momberg on Nitro. And I get the very rare chance of apologising for reporting that it was a charter boat […]

Sean Lange 25kg couta

Video: Croc couta caught off Southport – KZN Lower South Coast

Video: Croc couta caught off Southport – KZN Lower South Coast Croc couta caught off Southport – KZN Lower South Coast. See the video after the story below… It was a lekker early launch with little comparable drama as the Niteshift plowed her way over the sandbar, bashed a few waves, and got us out […]

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1000lb Blue Marlin off Inhaca Island

1000lb Blue Marlin off Inhaca Island 1000lb Blue Marlin off Inhaca Island: Mozambiques first reported Blue Marlin weighing over a thousand pounds was taken recently. Captain Duarte Rato of FishBazaruto has been offering marlin fishing experiences, down off Inhaca Island, for the month of March of each year. This is the time the big blues […]

It most certainly is Yellowfin Tuna time here in Mozambique

Yellowfin Tuna time in Mozambique

Yellowfin Tuna time in Mozambique Fresh in from Bazaruto Island: Captain Duarte Rato has been hard at all February, and rounds it all off with a fantastic trip he got together with his Dad and his son. Spanning three generations, the effort was serious enough, but with the help of Duarte Jnr’s mom Gretha, those […]

100kg marlin on a Mydo off Port Shepstone today

100kg marlin on a Mydo off Port Shepstone today At 4 am this early morning, whilst I was tossing and turning (dreaming of marlin perhaps) with another bout of the Big M. (Malaria) – I sensed some activity outside. My brother Marc was back from Angola. And he had his son Brandon and his mate Tristan […]

Big fish Bazaruto (c) FishBazsruto.com

FishBazaruto 2017 marlin season Final Reports

FishBazaruto 2017 marlin season Final Reports Captain Duarte Rato submits and end of marlin season report from Bazaruto Island, filled with fantastic imagery and fishing stories. Tales of huge fish! Marlin over 1000lbs. Many just shy of the mark. Almost all marlin and sailfish are released by the highly trained and efficient team running the […]

Marlin release about to happen

Marlin release pro Captain Duarte Rato checks in from Bazaruto

Marlin release pro Captain Duarte Rato checks in from Bazaruto Marlin release pro Captain Duarte Rato checks in from Bazaruto with two more Captain’s Blogs from his recent excursions taming marlin out off Bazaruto. It’s just amazing, that our eastern seaboard, right on our doorstep, has so many marlin. From as far south as the […]

Fishbazaruto.com checking in 12 Nov 2017

FishBazaruto.com news for 12 Nov 2017

FishBazaruto.com news for 12 Nov 2017 FishBazaruto.com checking in with yet another post FULL of marlin. It’s time to stash the light tackle for whilst these denizens enjoy their annual holiday to Bazaruto waters. There are plenty smaller “models” as Duarte call them, available, courting the big ladies too. These smaller fish, presumably males, really […]

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