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Hey there

 

I will be going on holiday to Mozambique for a fishing holiday and trying to do some research regarding tackle, fish, etc. We will be fishing off a boat and the species we are going to target will be king and queen macarel, kingfish, wahoo, pompano, bonito, couta, etc. Have any of you done this sort of fishing before? If so I would appreciate all info, especially concerning tackle. From what I've been told a 7/8 ft Daiwa Exceler rod with 2500 Daiwa Exceler reel is a good combo. The rod weights recommended between 28-80g (half oz to one and a half oz) but not sure if that is a bit optimistic and maybe a bit too light?

 

Also, do any of you know a good site/shop where I can buy some tackle at a reasonable price? The tackle is going to be fairly expensive so I'm looking for a good online shop (or good shop near or in London)

 

Thanks

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Hi Hipint

 

Try Sportsfish's website ( used to be Farlows ) expensive but may give you some ideas. At the very least you could give them a call for some advice.


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The rod weights recommended between 28-80g (half oz to one and a half oz)

 

28 - 80g is more like 1-3oz so you're definatly on the light side with a half to one and a half ounce rod.


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Hpint

If you want a decent cheap rod a lot of guys fishing the cayo's in Cuba are using the Firefly Diablo 'BlueWater' 2.4m (60 - 130gm heavy spinning rod). Firefly specialise in travel rods and produce the 'Blue Water' especially for this type of fishing - This is a great rod (Firefly sell them on ebay for about £55) and comes in four pieces so you can pack it in your suitcase,

 

I have seen the rod and it looks OK and it is reputed to have landed Tarpon to 80lb which would mean it will be fine for spinning from the shore in Mozambique.

 

 

Tony


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Hpint

If you want a decent cheap rod a lot of guys fishing the cayo's in Cuba are using the Firefly Diablo 'BlueWater' 2.4m (60 - 130gm heavy spinning rod). Firefly specialise in travel rods and produce the 'Blue Water' especially for this type of fishing - This is a great rod (Firefly sell them on ebay for about £55) and comes in four pieces so you can pack it in your suitcase,

 

I have seen the rod and it looks OK and it is reputed to have landed Tarpon to 80lb which would mean it will be fine for spinning from the shore in Mozambique.

 

 

Tony

 

 

Hey Tony

 

Thanks for the reply and info. Much appreciated! I will have a look at the rod you suggested...

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Mozambique is one of the best places in the world to go for a big Giant Trevally! I can remember seeing a video about eight years ago where three guys camped out on the beach and caught over 100 sharks and loads of massive GTs on huge white surface popper plugs. They ended the week-long stay by landing a 50lb GT head! Yes, just the head weighed around 50lb, a monster of a shark took the fish after an hour of playing it. They estimated the GT to weigh well in excess of 200lb - they'd already caught loads over 120lb.

If you're sure that the boats you'll be fishing on don't have any gear, then I would definitely take a 30lb/ 50lb boat rod and reel with you. It's all well and good fishing for 20lb fish on a spinning rod, but I think you'll find that there are a lot of VERY BIG fish at Mozambique. I'd hate for you to go all the way there, get smashed to smithereens and be left without any suitable gear to catch the brutes that are there!

There are some really big black marlin caught there, but you'll be too late for them unless you're going at the end of the year. However, if you're there from April onwards it's prime time for sailfish!

If I were going I'd take a 20/30lb boat rod, 30/50lb boat rod and a heavy spinning rod. That would cover me for everything. (I'd also take a couple of fly rods cos there's some fantastic flats fishing for bonefish too). The other essential is of course wire! Everything has teeth, so you'll need plenty of single strand - especially for the wahoo and kings. I use Malin Stealth Wire to rig all my lures.

 

If ya want any more info I'll do my best.

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I read Dave B's post and was thinking....a quick google threw up this place.

 

http://www.macuacuane.com/rates_information.php

 

Interesting US$ 50 a night....hhmmm ok

then i checked out the driving directions from the airport eek3.gif

(scroll down a bit on the rates page)

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Yeah, it is a bit out of the way, but then again a lot of the best fishing destinations are. I've done a couple of trips where there is 24 hours or more travelling involved - International flight, chartered light aircraft flight, ferry then a private speedboat to get to an island in the Bahamas! Needless to say the fishing was totally awesome, but getting there was a real adventure in itself!

I think 300k in a jeep sounds okay considering what's at the other end.

You certainly wouldn't want to go for any less than 10 days though - all that travelling really takes it out of you!

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Hey guys

 

I finally got some more information regarding the venue and fishing. The place where I'll be fishing is located on a "spear head" on the Mozambique coast where you have the sea in the front and a river/estuary at the back. The lighter tackle is recommended for catching the kingfish in the river (they avarage 4-10kg) and then heavier tackle for the sea casting poppers/spoons/lures up to 230grams (8oz)

 

Now just to find a good shop to buy the tackle...

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