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Insider's guide to booking charter boats in SA

Are you considering booking a charter boat in South Africa but feeling overwhelmed by the many options available? 

Insider's guide to booking charter boats in SA
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The latest Angler News South Africa podcast with Vinesh Soogreem has the lowdown.

Beautiful jumping Black Marlin
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(Pictured above: A Beautiful jumping Black Marlin.)

Vinesh chatted to seasoned charter boat skipper, Brad Grobler, to get a better understanding of the world of charter boats.

They talk about the different types of charter boats available in Durban and the rest of South Africa, the various fishing trips they offer, the species that can be caught, factors to consider when booking a charter boat, and how to ensure you’re booking with a legitimate charter operator.

The duo also covers costs, experience levels, qualifications, and the importance of communication with the skipper when booking a charter. Listen to the full interview at the top of this page or directly below.

Dorado magic while out on a Charter Boat
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Pictured above: Dorado magic while out on a Charter Boat. Photo Credit: Lynski Fishing Charters

Pictured below: Black Marlin in the process of being safely released.

Black Marlin getting ready to be released to fight another day
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Durban Pier Pressure
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Meanwhile, in the last expert series episode of the Angler News SA podcast, host Vinesh Soogreem chatted to John Peter Narayanasamy, chairperson of the KZN Subsistence Fishing Forum, about the challenges and hopes of subsistence anglers in KZN.

They talked about the recent peaceful march by anglers advocating for more fishing piers, addressing allegations against them, and detailing the Forum's efforts in community engagement, education, and environmental conservation.

The conversation also covers the Forum's independent initiatives like providing cutting boards and refuse bins at various locations, and their push for inclusivity in decision-making processes related to fishing regulations and pier access. Take a listen directly below.

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ANSA is Africa's only fishing podcast that focuses on the latest fishing reports, whether they're hot or not. ANSA delivers true and accurate content from the country's most prominent anglers every week on various facets of angling.

• The KZN Fishing Report (Thursdays, 3 PM)
The fishing report kicks off down the Lower South Coast with Adam Lyon, who covers everything fishing-related from Port Edward to Port Shepstone. The news then flows down to the Kingsburg/Illovo stretch, where Gary van Sluys gathers content from the rocks every morning.

For the Durban report, we have two correspondents: Mike Vlcek, a seasoned competitive angler, and Brad Grobbler, known as the East Coast's Davie Jones for the time he spends on the water keeping anglers up-to-date on the week's activities.
North Coast reports from Tongaat to Richards Bay are covered by Jesse Schubach, who not only delivers reports but also provides detailed advice on various aspects of angling. The fishing report rounds off in the Midlands with Jan Korrûbel reporting on all facets of freshwater angling..

This weekly report ends with Vinesh and his reporters sharing their predictions for the upcoming weekend.

• Expert Angling Interviews (Mondays mornings)
Dive deep into the world of fishing with Vinesh's in-depth interviews. Each week, he chats with leading anglers and industry experts, tackling topics that are on every angler's mind. Learn how to read tides and weather, master specific techniques, and even explore the path to becoming a protea angler.

Meet your host, Vinesh Soogreem!

Vinesh Soogreem is a legend in the South African fishing media scene. With over two decades under his belt, he's not just an angler who's explored the KZN waters extensively, but also a passionate communicator who's shared his knowledge through books, magazines, and now podcasts and social media. Vinesh lives by the motto "Fish for the future," reflecting his dedication to both the sport and conservation.

Vinesh's authority on KZN fishing is unmatched.  Actively involved in the community since the 90s, he's competed at club and social levels, covered major angling competitions, and earned the trust of the media during the Sardine Run. He currently serves as the National Media Liaison for the South African Surf Casting Association, solidifying his reputation as a key figure in the South African fishing scene.

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