blog category: Trip reports

Alphonse Island Seychelles fishing Aardvark McLeod

A ‘perfect’ bonefish session is something that only comes around once in a blue moon. Masses of bonefish dropping off the flats left, right and center often leave guests and guides dumbstruck. With their huge appetite for flies and their long runs, which often see the backing screaming off the reel, bonefish are possibly the… Read More>>>

Alphonse Island, Seychelles, Aardvark McLeod

Alphonse Island is probably the world’s premier destination for consistently targeting Milkfish on fly. The sight of a group of daisy-chaining milkfish will even have the most experienced anglers weak at the knees. With a slight reduction in wind speed and calming seas, the guide team had a brief window of opportunity to target these… Read More>>>

Cosmoledo atoll, Seychelles, Aardvark McLeod

The first week of the highly anticipated Cosmoledo 2016 – 17 season kicked off with a bang. The first group of guests aboard our luxurious 85ft mother ship, Lone Star, included father and son team Jeff and Ryan Monsein, Kay Jones, Matt Naber, Egor Chulanov, Stanislav Gorbounov and Nickolai Stelmach. With the tidal cycle moving into spring… Read More>>>

Oman, fishing in Oman, fly fishing Oman, permit, dorado, sailfish, striped marlin, bluefish, cobia

From Oman, the first report of a striped marlin, caught on fly. With the Oman season coming along well we decided to give the Africanus a rest this week and head offshore for some pelagics. The red tide has finally dispersed leaving a clean deep blue ocean, perfect for trolling the drop off. With plenty… Read More>>>

Laxa I Dolum, salmon fishing, Iceland, Iceland Guide

This summer has seen exceptionally little rainfall in Iceland, an odd occurrence in a country where the saying goes “if you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes”. The lack of rain has left the salmon rivers steadily dropping throughout the prime July runs, and made me nervous about the conditions we were going… Read More>>>