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February´s Marlin bite at Bazaruto

February´s Marlin bite at Bazaruto. by Duarte A. Moreira Rato

 

Because we usually fish down south from February we tend to finish the Marlin Season off Bazaruto in mid January. It had been 8 years since I last fished into February but because we were full all the way from late August we did come back at the beginning of February for two groups and I was very curious to see how the fishing would turn up!

We fished a total of 7 days, first with John and Mel Mutton from the UK and then with Lothar and Veronika Sobek from Germany. Both, really pleasant couples who were a great pleasure to fish with.

At the end we managed to raise nine Marlin, with 8 strikes, 6 hookup´s and 5 releases and a bunch of game fish including yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo and of course a couple Zambeze and hammerhead sharks!!!

Not bad considering it is supposed to be out of season at Bazaruto ah, ah, ah!!!

Guess we will extend the season once again next year!

Duarte A. Moreira Rato
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