Avid Gamefish angler (and Enduro Racer), Stefan started bottom fishing at 8-years-old and by 16 had bought his first Skivee boat. His love of the sport took him to Australia where he chased Gamefish for 11 years and became a member of the “Grander Club” – with his 1120lb Marlin caught in the Lizzard Black Marlin competition.
In 2015, Stefan caught another monster Marlin, of just under 1100lbs, at the Mapelane Billfish competition.
Since moving to Umhlanga 2.5 years ago, he’s joined Umhlanga and Durban Skiboat clubs – and he fishes with Abrie Botha and Navigate’s Russell Duvenhage. Each year they fish all the Durban competitions, the Billfish 15000 and the Guinjata Bonanza – which he and his team at the time (including Lyn Adams), won in 2012.
He says, “Club Marine Insurance really understands the needs of boaters – as they are boating people themselves. When you claim you don’t have to try and prove yourself or answer a million questions about your boat – they know their business!”