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  1. Ryan steyn
    Jul 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    well done teddy sean well done !

  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Good stuff Sean, enjoying reading your articles rember when the print edition ran.

  3. Aug 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm


  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

    It is a Golden Kingfish…Duarte says there are many many off Inhaca too…

  5. Duarte Rato
    Sep 22, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Yeah Sean, definitely a bluefin kingfish (caranx melampygus) – strong & beautiful litte buggers. We get them a lot up here at Baz on the shallow reefs, biggest I have caught here was about 12 kg´s. They are so aggressive they take big poppers meant for GT´s, they also love small spoons. They tend to be quiet territorial so we have a 100% release policy on them.
    Nice one and good luck for the season…
    It´s on fire up here, will send you some pics and reports

  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:05 am

    nice one Shonalanga- enjoy…

  7. meeg
    Sep 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Yo mate. Go catch those naughty fishies hiding in the deep blue… Only way to go from here is up! Suerte amigo.

  8. Anne
    Dec 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Looks good! Hope you dudes are having fun! – Anne (the Dane)

  9. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Hi Guys

    just want to say thank you a lekker morning of snorkelling, pansy shell hunting and of course fishing even tho we came back empty handed Jayden had a blast for his 6th birthday. you Guys were great had a lot of fun.

  10. davey
    Jan 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Hey there guys I just want to thank you again it was the best fishing trip I have ever been on and still talk about it shot for the memorys

  11. John Peel
    Jan 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Hey Sean, this looks lekker. Theo still talking about it and his incredible stay at our place

  12. Theo
    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Definitely still talking about it and dying for some more fish, real fish!!!!

    What an incredible time we had. Thank you everyone!!!

  13. Duarte Rato
    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Those were two great days in December 2009 with the guys from Sangue Bom, Dave, Chris & Mucky who I had invited to come up to get some shark underwater footage for their ´shiver documentary on shark fining in Mozambique.

    Well, we all got much more than we bargained for. We got some shark footage on the first day, on the second we got some EPIC Marlin fishing!!! Here’s an extract from my log book for that day, the 8th of December!

    Calm seas with a light breeze from the NE, water color with a bit of a greenish tint and 27.8c. We got a live YFT and skipjack before putting anchor at III trees pinnacle in 29 meters of water. The skipjack was chopped by a wahoo but we put the live YFT on the rigger and started to chum. Five minutes after the guys get in the water we get a strike and hookup on 700 Black Marlin. Chaos as the fish starts to run & jump while we have 3 guys in the water and an anchor rope to deal with. Chris got the UW footage of the bite which later clearly showed the fish was wrapped around leader. Dave got in chair but we pulled after 1h45. We put lures to troll back to the pinnacle and within 15 minutes miss a strike off a 300 pound fish on the LR express and then raise a 500 pound fish on the short but get no bite out of her. Spend three hours chumming at anchor on pinnacle but no sharks – had some epic light tackle drop shoot tough, catching some great bludger kingfish. On the way back to the lodge put some lures out and after missing a strike on a fish about 200, hook a similar size for Dave which we Tag & Release.

    A great day with great friends.

    We wanted to film sharks and ended up raising 5 Marlin, losing one about 700 lbs after 1h45 and releasing a 200 pounder, this in no more than 3 hours of Marlin fishing.

    Yup, that’s the magic of Bazaruto for you!!!

  14. Duarte Rato
    Jan 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Marlin @ sunrise

    26th October 2010, first of a 8 day charter with father & son, Dave and Duncan Royston.

    Weather forecast predicted a 30 knot + SE winds to come in mid morning so we decided to leave very early and only do couple hours before heading for shelter.
    As it happens we hooked this small acrobatic high flying Black Marlin at sunrise that Duncan released after 20 minutes. Notice the unusual big pectoral fins and tail on this fish…a sign that it will grow very big???

    The wind come early and we had a hell of a rough trip to get back to the resort, but after such a successful start to the charter I heard no one complaining.

    Over the next 7 days we ended up having a ball and releasing another 5 Black Marlin two of which really big mama’s, estimated at 850 lbs.

  15. Duarte Rato
    Jan 22, 2012 at 8:43 am

    PS: A fine South African artist is currently painting this picture on oil & canvas…

  16. Jan 22, 2012 at 9:45 am


  17. Duarte Rato
    Jan 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Yeah men, Theo & Leon experienced Baz @ it’s best..what an amazing two days in perfect flat calm seas.

    It was awesome to hear the experience from their prespectivein this article they put together.

    Yeahhhhhh, this is what dreams are made off & YES, I LOVE LIFE AND MARLIN FISHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Duarte Rato
    Jan 24, 2012 at 7:21 am


  19. meegan
    Jan 24, 2012 at 7:40 am

    hey seano. shot for this really informative update on what the hell is going on there. how do you intend getting back???

  20. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:38 am

    It even happens to the president…
    Crossing angles with Joao on the beach this morning…
    He just standing there staring into the sun, apparently flummoxed. King fish…is all he can mutter….
    His hand line gone.

  21. May 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Wish I could work at manuel’s job and leave office and paperwork behind !

  22. May 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    hectic bru- keep up the good coverage “The haves have not a clue” Eddie Vedder

  23. May 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Amazing pictures Captain!

  24. Keith
    May 23, 2012 at 6:03 am

    What a weekend that was, at least Dave’s new policy of catch and release seems to be working, even if it was unintentional. Maybe his 6 cases of 2M each day had a wee bit to do with it.
    Dave, beers do not grow in the cooler box, when they are gone, they are gone mate.

  25. Branko
    Jun 25, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Sean, let me know how can I post some photos (and comments on your site). Are you coming this side? One more week and I’m back…

    • Jun 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Hoi Branco…! Best for now email them to me, and then when you get back (or I get there), I will set you up as contributor…thanks man!

  26. Jun 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

    yum- sards are full up this side- languid Winter weather i hope the fish are biting and the waves waving bru…

  27. Jul 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    boom! Greg de Flap- Pescador el Grande like you bru…

  28. claudio
    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    My man ………sean my brother hope you well been a year exactly this month since our awsome trip planning to hit it again this month or next month bud been long overdue will keep you posted reading the article again just brought back such good memories

    Lata bud……….

  29. Aug 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Nice photo Charl…! Keep up the uploading…

  30. Oct 5, 2012 at 3:58 am

    I would rather shop at this fantastic little shop than Woolworths any day !!!!!

  31. paul bennewith
    Nov 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

    ahoy, stop fishing and reply to our mails, you donut.Shot bru

  32. sharene
    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Thats the fûnniest thing ïve seën in a long time seanie thanks for the laugh….

  33. Feb 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Thanks to the crew of Rock Bottom in Umzumbe…for a fantastic afternoon of music and good vibes…keep it cola Noel!

  34. Feb 19, 2013 at 6:38 am

    WEll done crew…. only sorry I couldn’t be on board too!!

  35. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Fantastic photos especially the giraffe ! Dying to get up there again

  36. Joan Gallagher
    Apr 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    wish i waz there!

  37. John
    Apr 29, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Lekker Sean, are you back in Moz?

  38. vis
    May 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    would like to receive latest fishing news in south coast

  39. Berni
    May 29, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Great to hear your news about fishing those beautiful waters. I wish I could experience a sardine run… look forward to your coverage.. Please let me know when they are first sighted?


  40. paul cook
    May 29, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I am totally shocked to hear this sad news all strenght to family now

  41. Aug 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Nice one Wayne!

  42. ravic
    Aug 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    goood times!Ravic

  43. Berni
    Oct 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    brought back fantastic memories… from the sound of the motors, to the going under the bridge…. over the breakers and out to sea… with Brian, Sean and crew… The best ever…

  44. Dave McIntyre
    Oct 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I have fished from Etiennes lodge for a few years now and of latley have been trying my luck with fly. Just want to ask what time of year you were there. Linga Linga Point is stunning place and I pass it heading for the deep. I will have to take a few days and try around there

    • Oct 17, 2013 at 5:25 am

      Hi Dave! We did that trip in April but it’s actually always on…at the right tide though. Very specific times. But if you get it all right…you will smoke those couta on a fly…thanks for the comment…Sean

  45. Michael Moye
    Nov 7, 2013 at 6:28 am

    I can attest to Victor as a guide – the combination of his excellent English, cool personality, knowledge of the area, is the best I’ve come across in the 3 yrs I’ve been coming to Tofo. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  46. Adriaan Booysen
    Nov 26, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Great read! Expertly written! I wish you a speedy recovery Charl. I’ll remember shoes when we come for holiday in December.

  47. Jeromy Dacey
    Dec 14, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Nice shonalanga, like your tag and release. Did you see the pics doing there rounds on FB of the ski boat that toppled of Panama and the marlin that got away?

    • Dec 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks Jeremy. Yes I believe the guys basically reversed the boat into and under the sea, backing down on the fish?!


      …is a link to a wierd compilation video of a boat(s) going down. Cheers for now!

  48. craig Freshwater
    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    do you do international deliveries from your online store? could not see any info or int delivery costs, also could not see any other products other than the Mydo baitswimmers

    DBN boy in the UK

  49. Jan 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Nice Flo! Keep it up man!

  50. Bernadette Crewe-Brown
    Jan 20, 2014 at 6:04 am


    Hi Sean

    Thanks for these really interesting articles and photos. Mark and I snorkeled off false Bay on Saturday. Me without a wet suit. Quite awesome for these waters.

    Wish we were closer,


  51. Jan 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Thank you for your kind words, and for telling other about the atrocities being done by the Faroe Island people, and also by Japanese dolphin hunters in Taiji.

    Protect The Ocean

  52. Berni
    Jan 27, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I cant access avaaz to vote… says their band width is finished.

  53. Michael Moye
    Jan 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Just re read it and loved every sentence. You captured the soul of that amazing trip. And that Action Boat rules the waves!

  54. Berni
    Feb 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    OH my gosh… Well done Renske, what a lovely fish…

    and oh my gosh, how calm the sea was after our jaunt on Saturday!!! Would so love to chat with you Sean,

  55. shane
    Feb 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Thanx for the awesome fishing bro whn I get back wanna
    Do it again

  56. Brad
    May 9, 2014 at 9:38 am


  57. May 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Wow Duarte, looking back over these posts just amps me up so for this next season…see you on that cauldron again soon!

  58. George Werner
    May 15, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Enjoy it while it last, awesome.

    • May 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks George! On it tomorrow again!

  59. gwav
    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    rhodes university in grahamstown have a unique programme going where they breed weevils that only eat hyacinth. they give the bugs out for free – check it out

    • Jun 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Fantastic and thank you for helping. We are all at it again on Saturday! We will meet about it there and make a plan…

  60. Jun 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

    The first volunteer today here is very little Savannah amped to provide encouragement.

    The ‘Indian Rope Trick’ held the aliens at bay nicely this week.

    The pile is piling up…it stinks a bit but just seems to dry up in the sun.

    OK, so it’s all on down on Banana Beach today… see you here!

  61. Jul 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    so they not just in tins hey..? I hope not but methinks them Chinese swooped in a few years ago and netted the greatest shoal on earth long time ago! hope i’m wrong though!