Skipper

Our skipper Mike De Min is the perfect man for your experience with Daucina Charters. Mike boasts a wealth of experience fishing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands having fished there extensively for 7 years. Mike has experience running numerous boats and specialises in jigging and popping and has a can do attitude to his fishing.

Mike has the enthusiasm as well as the skill to back up his credentials and is always looking to explore new grounds and new adventures. Mike is bilingual speaking fluent English and Dutch and offers first class guiding and fishing around the waters of Southern PNG.

 

“My passion for fishing began during my childhood in Oman, as my father had a posting in Muscat. Surrounded by blue seas and huge fish, I had the opportunity to spend all my spare time gaining indispensable knowledge of the ocean.”

 

“After twenty two years experience fishing in tropical waters, I felt it was time to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for catching monsters so I started guiding. In 2008 moved to the Andaman Islands to pursue the mighty GT’s and Dog Tooth Tuna. Here I spend 7 years growing my knowledge of the ocean and its inhabitants.”

 

“It is now time to push to boundaries of extreme fishing to the next level. Therefore I have decided to join Daucina Charters to explore the unexplored, in search for the prehistoric beasts that lurk in the crystal clear pristine waters surrounding Papua New Guinea. My real passion lies with lure fishing. Seeing a huge shadow come from the depths then smash my popper or get a massive hit when jigging deep water gives me the most intense rush imaginable.”

 

“My aim is to get you hooked up, and your reel screaming! Only once your jaw hurts from smiling so much and you can’t lift your arms any more from fighting that monster will I be satisfied that I have done my job as a captain.”

 

Mike De Min