Tom and LYN(ski) Bradfield have been closely connected to fishing off the KwaZulu Natal coast for some 40 years. While a schoolteacher Tom ran Ski Boats to supplement his income. Eventually he was running a 28ft commercial skiboat from the Mtunzini river mouth in Zululand.
Our boat "LYNSKI" Skippered by TOM BRADFIELD and the experienced Deckhand , GIDEON will be a difficult team to beat. Since Lynski Charters, one of South Africa's most famous game and reef fishing Charterers was born 22 years ago, our popularity as the preferred fishing charter has been attributed to giving the customer what he wants, not, what we think he should have.
Safety is of prime importance, when you're 30 miles off shore, we want you to relax and enjoy the day knowing that your are well look after by a safety conscious and a very experienced crew.
Tom personally skippers all the charters and is very well assisted by Deckhand Gideon . Our excellent reputation and successful results are due to the many hours of happy angling by crew and clients. ASK ANY LOCAL FISHERMAN. "LYNSKI" is registered with the Dept. of Transport, are fully equipped and rigged to suit the most serious of fishermen. Latest communication system, fish finders, GPS and Radios. Well equipped and maintained Out Riggers, Rods and Live Bait well.
Our Marlin reels are all Penn Internationals. The fully walk-around deck is especially suited to big game fishing.
We are proud to be sponsored by PULSATOR LURES owned by RYAN WILLIAMSON son of the legendary lure manufacturer John Williamson. All our equipment is "top of the range" and well maintained.
Most fishermen are reputed to brag slightly but we are proud of our reputation.
Some our achievements includes
- Johnson and Johnson trophy for Tag & release many times.
- Record catch of 5 Marlin in one day, (Off Durban, 3 tagged & released).
- For many years Lynski has caught the most Billfish off Durban. Also the first and the last of the season.
- Lynski has caught the 2nd heaviest Marlin off Durban - 504lbs
- Won the Umhlanga Festival prize for the largest Billfish for 4 years, winning three trips to Portugal for our Clients.
- Top Boat in the Umhlanga Festival and Marlin Club of South Africa many times.
- When the game fish are scarce we have very good catches of Reef fish.
- LYNSKI has won many valuable prizes for her clients including trips to Kenya and Portugal.
- We enjoy the fishing………….fish are the Bonus!!
- Fly Fishermen have had great excitement on Lynski - hooking and losing SEVEN Marlin and catching many other fish eg. Snoek; Yellowfin Tuna; Bonito; Skipjack Tuna and Dorado.