Mozambique News 2017: Mainland instead of Bazaruto

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Some of you may remember Lothar Sobek's report about fishing around Bazaruto Island off of Mozambique. His article in the archive comes from 2014 and since then a lot has happened there: Skipper Duarte Rato, who operates there, now also...

November 2017 – Marlin run off Mozambique

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Skipper Duarte Rato has an incredible run ahead of Mozambique. By the end of October he was able to catch an average of 1.1 black marlin per day (!) and release a fish of about 1100 lb. Here is his...

Mozambique in February 2014

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By Lothar Sobeck The best time to fish off Mozambique is between September and October (African winter). Then, black marlin can be caught in record sizes. Together with my wife Veronika, I wanted to do some big game fishing in...

Fidel tuna tagged for the third time

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Something like this can't really happen: Skipper Vince Riera marked a tuna in front of Alcudia/Mallorca last Friday – but he tagged it for the third time!! Guest and angler was Chris Flower, treasurer of the British Sea Fishing Club...

Dentex brings faith back

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To find a good charter captain among many is not easy for us. Holidaymakers who fish for pike or carp at home and have no big game experience are then dependent on the promises of the captains. Some of them...

Fishing on North Kenya Bank in danger

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The beautiful fishing on the North Kenya Bank above Malindi may be threatened with extinction. Where charter boat guests catch big Yellowfins in September and Marlin anglers and Jiggers get their money's worth later in the year, a border dispute...

Tuna Bonanza off Ireland

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Thanks to bluefin tuna and the recovery of its stocks in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, we can now successfully fish for tuna off more and more European coasts. With Donegal on the west coast of Ireland, another important destination has...

322 kg giant tuna on MAD MAX

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The tuna giants are still in the north of Mallorca - and can be caught! A guest on the MAD MAX of Capt. Vince Riera experienced the fight of his life on Thursday (June 27th): Half a dozen huge echoes...

New bag limit: One spearfish per day off Croatia

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Finally good news from Croatia: Recreational anglers with a so-called large license will be allowed to take one spearfish per fishing day from now on. - And this should also be done with bleeding fish, they taste very good and...

Alcudia, Mallorca: Happy anglers

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In the days around the full moon of June, almost all traditional tuna hotspots in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean are barren. No wonder: the fish then migrate in large schools around the Balearic Islands to spawn. Also the...