Duke was lured into the fishing game at a young age in Durban, SA and was instantly hooked, experiencing both fresh and salt waters! Fishing has always interested him and its variety of techniques has never ceased to amaze him. His focus is on game fishing via variation of trolling and bottom fishing, with the majority of his trophy fish caught back home in South Africa, though he is keen to test the bigger species in the UAE waters amongst the juggernaut tankers, up close and personal! Duke will always make sure the client’s needs are met and is happy to pass down any knowledge he has learned over the last ten years of fishing.
Geemuni Chamila De Silva
“Chamila” grew up fishing the waters of the Laccadive Sea, off the south western coast of Balapitiya, Sri Lanka, catching anything that would eat a bait or lure. He spent over 10 years as a Seaman in the Sri Lankan Navy completing courses in the local Coastguard office. Once in the UAE, he Captained a 121 foot Motor Yacht and left that only to follow his passion of fishing. He is known within the Soolyman Team as the ‘Tuna Slayer’ and always seems to be the Captain with the most up to date and relevant knowledge of recent Tuna sightings! Chamila holds all the required qualifications and his passion for this sport is highly addictive.
“Doobie” comes from Bangladesh and is another one of our highly requested deckhands within the Soolyman Team. He grew up fishing in the waters around his home village and has over 15 years fishing experience. He always has a smile on his face and is ready to fish all day every day!