Captain’s Blog: by Sean Lange (26 July 2011) Our new boat as arrived in Tofo! Centre console magic with twin 60hp Mariners! First trip out and we got up close and personal with a huge whale shark. A few minutes later and the Rapala X-Rap 9 went away with a neat little kingfish at Praia […]

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Report from Tofo – July 2011 So from the previous story you can see we have made it back up to Tofo, Inhambane, for another little season. Winter in Tofo can be slow, but some big yellowfin (for the area) of about 25kg’s are plentiful. Yesterday in the market we saw plenty couta in the […]

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Fishing takes time and money (and patience of course). And getting to the fish takes time and money (and patience of course). This is a true story… Day 1 Myself and two crew waiting in Port Shepstone pack to go…our transport – our ageing but trusty land cruiser is having it’s brakes sorted out. Quote […]

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Fishing with Peter Bristow out of Madeira…Duarte checks in with another huge marlin caught on memory stick… _________________________________________________ “Attached photos of a nice fish we had today for 50 mins….fat as a barrel, we all agreed about 900 but could have surprised us on the scale 😉 Nice to see one anyway…cheers” — Duarte A. […]

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MALLARDS/MERCURY  SKI-BOAT FESTIVAL 2011 By Jackie  Pratt Registration for the 11th annual Shelly  Beach Ski-Boat Festival kicked off on Tuesday afternoon; in spite of the heavy  winds and huge swells which the weather experts predicted would not lie down until  Thursday, 59 boats signed up to brave the big seas and try capture the big […]

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News from the Natal South Coast is mainly about the shad. The sardines seem to have been propelled away by the huge seas, leaving hungry birds scouring the ocean…and of course…hungry shad. Places like The Block in Port Shepstone are shoulder to shoulder with anglers…and they seem to all be getting their 5. The ocean […]

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Not too much going on at the Shelley Beach Tuna Classic this year…2 days to go and it is wiiide open… Huge waves making for interesting conditions and crazy launches…fortunately, it seems the sea is backing off and the next two days could produce a few catches… Related posts: Noel Perch Mediteranean tuna Dawn Patrol on the […]

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Renske Massing first time shad fishing… Anerley (pictured) on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast is one of the spots crowded out by keen shad anglers…as the shad hunt for sardines in and out of the turbulent bays caused by the massive ground swells pounding the coast.   The huge surf has made things difficult for […]

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