Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Mullet Men 2: Shark Fishing Namibia February 2015

Two English guys come to Namibia's Skeleton Coast each year to catch some Bronze Whaler sharks. Whatch how they take out some monsters.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Angola Inshore Fishing At Quio Bay And Surrounding Areas: December 2014

Quio Bay, Angola

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We departed for Angola on the 9th of December 2014 from Divundu on the Okavango river in the north of Namibia entering Angola at the Katwitwi border post traversing the very bad bush road to Menogue. we camped 3 nights on the road before reaching Quio Bay on the 13th of December 2014.

The water was cold at 20-23 C. Inshore fishing was excellent with plenty of Atlantic Sada Sada, Amberjack and yellowfin tuna around. We landed more than 50 Sada Sada one day while fishing for Amberjack. Brilliant on light tackle.

Off-shore fishing was poor. Only landed a couple of Dorado and saw only one Blue Marlin.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Namibia with Johan Burger: Ireland Fishing Diaries: March 2014

Ireland Fishing Diaries

Read this March 2014 report by Ireland Fishing Diaries about shore fishing in Namibia with Johan Burger at:

Johan Burger releasing one of the brute Bronze Whaler sharks landed by a client

The Mullet Men: Bronze Whaler Shark Fishing Safari on Namibia Coastline

The video of this amazing shark fishing safari on the desert coastline of Namibia is available at: 

The Mullet Men:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amazing African Tiger fish behaviour captured

Tiger fish capturing a swallow in full flight
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Young Namibian fisheries scientist Francois Jacobs originally from Otjiwarongo currently busy with his post graduate studies at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa  captured the attention  of  the world with  a video clearly showing a swallow in full flight being captured by a Tiger fish.

This bizarre behavior of the African tigerfish was speculated  for decades, but had never been confirmed. It took extreme dedication and patience by Francois and his fellow researchers to capture the video. They reported  about 20 successful attacks on swallows by tiger fish every day they spent on the lake located in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Fishing slow as Okavango River rises, filling up the floodplains

Okavango river in Namibia 
The Okavango River water level increased significantly since November 2013 with water now (latter part of December 2013) pushing into the flood plains. This is the fish breeding season. Feeding is now a second priority. The water is quite murcky with an average temperature of around 27.5 degrees Celcius. Fishing is slow with only tiger fish taking the lures in deeper channels and smaller tigershunting  next to flood plains. 

Water pushing into floodplains.
Be on the lookout ... Hippo's everywhere...!!!
Ester Burger with her tiger fish caught with a small halco lure while trawling

Dawid Burger with a nice size Tiger Fish also caught with a small Halco lure (red & black with white stripes works in the murky water) while trawling in a deeper channel

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another Giant Tiger Fish Released: 17 November 2013

Dawid Burger with his tiger fish of over 5kg
The Okavango river was very low during November 2013. We could only fish from the river bank. The fish was very active in the morning and afternoon, Managed to land several smaller specimens of tiger fish in the clear and shallow water (1-1.5m) behind sand banks. 

Dawid caught and release this giant tiger of over 5 kg with a double bladed copper spoon. The water temperature was 25.5 'C.