Theo and his new wife joined us for a week at Eco-Lodge in Tofo, mid December 2011. After hammering the queen mackeral at Linga, the next day dawned beautiful (for a change), and we headed south to Praia da Rocha, hoping for a whale shark and a kingfish.
Crystal clear water sometimes works against us I think, and after trolling the back reefs and finally getting a bonito for a live bait, we settled in to a slow rhythm south. By the time we got to Da Rocha, a couple of hours, with not a strike, I had enough, so pulled the bonnie in and let it go – hoping rather to find a queen mackeral or two on the backline, higher speed shallow troll, back home.
No sooner than I get all the Rapalas and stuff out – bang goes the X-Rap 10, light blue – and we finally get a fish to eat, albeit quite small. A yellowfin kingie.
Then we pull off again, round Tofinho point, and as we get amongst the local row boat fishermen, on anchor off Tofo, bang again – more for the pan – a little yellowfin! Then as we pull off again, bang! A little couta! So from broke to even on little Rapalas and feathers, and not a touch on the live bonnie?! That’s Mozambique!