Captain
Mike Laubscher

Member since December 2013 Durban, South Africa
Background
I have been fishing since I was 5 years old in Durban and have fished many places around the world and in South Africa, but Durban is my home waters. I fished competitive for many years and I have been running my own charters since 2008 with 3 companies and 3 boats, fish a variety of styles and target a variety of fish species in both Salt and Fresh water, have many published articles in several magazines on fishing. Love nature and outdoors, Am very conservation minded and have a passion for birds. I am crazy about big Tuna, Marlin Fishing and Game Fishing, and also love light tackle spinning, am a total lure junkie. Represented my province in fly fishing for many years and am also pro staff for Rapala/Shimano. I want to write a book on fishing one day. 3 items left on my fishing bucket list, guess then a new bucket list will be in order. As a writer I have my own quote: "I love taking people fishing because it releases their inner child, and in doing so keeps my inner child alive."
Techniques
I am crazy about big Tuna and Marlin Fishing, and I also love light tackle spinning with lures

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Laubscher

Durban, Sudáfrica
Background
I have been fishing since I was 5 years old in Durban and have fished many places around the world and in South Africa, but Durban is my home waters. I fished competitive for many years and I have been running my own charters since 2008 with 3 companies and 3 boats, fish a variety of styles and target a variety of fish species in both Salt and Fresh water, have many published articles in several magazines on fishing. Love nature and outdoors, Am very conservation minded and have a passion for birds. I am crazy about big Tuna, Marlin Fishing and Game Fishing, and also love light tackle spinning, am a total lure junkie. Represented my province in fly fishing for many years and am also pro staff for Rapala/Shimano. I want to write a book on fishing one day. 3 items left on my fishing bucket list, guess then a new bucket list will be in order. As a writer I have my own quote: "I love taking people fishing because it releases their inner child, and in doing so keeps my inner child alive."
Techniques
I am crazy about big Tuna and Marlin Fishing, and I also love light tackle spinning with lures

My Charter Listing

Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (37)
Durban
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viajes desde $277

Fishing Reports

Big Wahoo, Small Marlin, Tuna and a ton
Big Wahoo, Small Marlin, Tuna and a ton
Dic 30, 2020 Durban
Big Wahoo, Small Marlin, Tuna and a ton of Dorado off Durban Fishing Report – Durban – 30th December Fishing has been great this season with good fish being caught on all trips, the Dorado have been thick with many being caught, there are also some nice Yellowfin Tuna about and finally the Wahoo have arrived, when the Wahoo arrive the Black Marlin are also around. Yesterday Fat Girl crew managed to land an awesome 1st Wahoo for the season weighing in at 17.5kg, and whilst they get much bigger in other parts of the world for Durban this is a good catch as they usually average 8-12Kg. With today not wanting to be outdone by yesterday the Fat Girl crew managed to hook up and release a small Black Marlin just past the south pier whilst clearing lines to enter port. This Marlin was a first for angler Giulio and so a huge congratulations to him. For Skipper Erik’s son Ruben who has been working as a deckhand for us during his school holidays it is his first interaction with a Marlin and he saw it chasing the kona whilst clearing lines and teased it to perfection to get the hook up and so a huge congratulations to him, how awesome for him and his dad to share a memory like this together. This Black Marlin is also the 4th Black that has been caught on Fat Girl in 2020 in the shallows between no.1 reef and the harbour entrance as we had 3 before the lock down in the shallows and just shows that one does not need to travel far in Durban to catch Marlin. I take this opportunity to wish all for 2021 and stay safe.

Opiniones de los clientes

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Fotos de clientes (68)
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Inland harbor 5 hours
Offshore trip
Offshore trip
+65
Calificación del pescador
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Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
98%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
97%
Apto para niños
95%
Satisfecho con el barco
98%
Atrapé lo que quería
88%
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Abdur R. M.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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July fishing trip

VERIFICADO   Special 5 hours trip for Abdur Rahman Moosa on Julio 4, 2021
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Jacques R.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
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December fishing trip

VERIFICADO   Deep Sea Game/Tuna/Reef Fishing 5hr on Diciembre 14, 2020
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Jill M.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
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Great time in Durban!

4hrs - Mini Deep Sea/Inshore (PM) on Marzo 8, 2019
My husband and I went out with Capitan Mike and Kurt for a 4 hour fishing trip on the Fat Girl.  Mike was great with communication...
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Soomendhren G.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
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We had an amazing experience on this trip with a beautiful and comfortable boat (McFire). The skipper (Erik) and Deckhand (Thabani)...
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Allan K.
Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Captain Mike and Colleagues!

12hr Marlin/Big Game Trip on Enero 7, 2019
I have been looking for Black Marlin for 40years:- I jest not, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...
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