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Mozambique Black Marlin

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Mozambique Black Marlin Unfortunately, it’s not been back to back aboard Vamizi, but, getting a few days out there driving some private boats and it’s been pretty enjoyable fishing with great folks. We had a four-day sting at the end of October, with Warren aboard Strenue, where we caught a 400-pound Blue and two Blacks […]

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First Mozambique Sailfish for Diablo

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First Mozambique Sailfish for Diablo I was stoked when Duarte said I could write the intro to this story. You see. Diogo aka Diablo! Well. This guy has become the fishing Devil! I mean this dude never even fished before he moved to Vilankulos and started hanging out on the islands. Now look at him! […]

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Zinave National Park

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Zinave National Park We have tried to make the most of these enforced holidays and weird times, and, over the past few months (that just keep on stretching), have done some amazing trips with family & friends. As children of the sea and all things piscatorial, those have mostly been up and down the coast. […]

2019

Kid catches 500lb marlin and other stories

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Kid catches 500lb marlin with Duarte Rato

Kid catches 500lb marlin and other stories Kid catches 500lb marlin: and a few other stories from Captain Duarte Rato and the crew of Vamizi. Fishing the steamy blue waters of the summer time Indian Ocean. It is smack bang in the middle of black marlin and summer gamefish season. The crew are extremely busy […]

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Marlin Research & Conservation

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Marlin Research & Conservation Really interesting to finally get the results from the Marlin research & conservation project that involved the collection and study of genetic tissue samples taken from billfishes distributed across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. This project, with the main goal of providing critical information for improving conservation and management efforts […]

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Fishing in Mozambique (April & May ´19)

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Fishing in Mozambique (April & May ´19) Fishing in Mozambique over the last two months was atypical to say the least. Lots of up & downs with some uncharacteristic conditions at times, which was hardly surprising, with the two cyclones that hit our coastline over this time. We were hardly directly hit but these two […]

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Blue Marlin Mozambique

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Blue Marlin Mozambique As many of you might know, a decade or so ago, a World Class Blue Marlin Mozambique fisheries was discovered out wide from Inhaca Island, right in front of the country´s capital, Maputo. This is right where I grew up. First fishing for grunter, blacktail and other small fish out of the […]