So with a bit of a South Westerly on Wednesday the weekend was looking good for a spot of Deep Sea Fishing Saturday it was Mark and he international friends turn to take on the big blue.
We launched form Durban Ski Boat club well before sun up and made our way south.. water seamed nice and flat and warm at 24 Deg with the off shore wind pushing a little.
We tried for some bait early on and got smashed by what i can only think was a shark so we decided to drop a few rappies and some small lures and work the shallow for some Snoek and maybe a couta or two.. Things where a little quiet early on but we did eventually get a pick up, and as the guys got set into the fight we managed to land a nice Bonnie of about 6kg.
We worked the ledges and bumps but it was pretty quiet.. I decided that we should move a little deeper and try for some bigger fish but this was also quiet water temp was up to 24.7 deg in the deeper water to the South of Durban. Anyway we worked our way to some of my bottom marks and went about dropping 3 lines. On our first drift we hooked in to a nice sized Cat face Rock Cod measuring 70cm. followed by a few small soldiers. We ran back to the mark again this drift produced a good size Englishmen measuring 65cm. Next drift also produced another nice Englishmen and a cave bass. A couple drifts later produced a nice false Englishmen of 50cm as well as a smaller Cat Face Rock Cod other drifts produced some small half moon rock cod and soldiers.
We ended the day with a nice variety of fish and some nice sizes to take home.. we did however release all the smaller species which was great and I look forward to catching them again soon