Enjoy the second week of the season report from Alphonse Island. For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389.

Deposit paid cancelled rods are available at a great saving of US$3,000 per rod
13-20 December 2014 x 3 rods at $5,500
3-10 January 2015 x 3 rods at $5,500
The cost includes the Mahe charter.

The second week of the season has just ended and once again there has been a flurry of trophy fish caught by all of this weeks’ team. We started with only 8 anglers as we continue to train our experienced but new-to-Alphonse guides. The wind blew a constant 10 to 15 knots from the South-East throughout the week which made the fishing conditions pleasant. Early in the week the team concentrated on the incredible numbers of Bonefish that St Francois has to offer and as the week progressed and casts improved in length and accuracy our guests turned their rods towards the bigger and more finicky species, both on and off the flats. The Trigger-fishing was as good as it gets when it comes to Triggerfish catches with 12 being landed for the week. Neels Heyneke landed 2 monster Yellow Margins, 1 of which he managed to entice on white sand while using a Pillowtalk. Andy Wright who was spending the week on Alphonse relaxing with his wife ventured for his first day of flats fishing on day 3 and landed 4 Triggerfish in a session, which is an achievement of huge proportions. The Milkfish were unfortunately spread out on the flats and didn’t feed in any quantity that would justify fishing for them, which meant that no Milkfish where caught during the week. There was a fair number of GT’s around with numerous anglers losing flies after long fights. The first GT that was landed by Kasper Van Rooyen measured 90cm and turned out to be his first GT ever. The Permit were around in really good numbers with 5 being hooked momentarily before the hooks pulled out. Chris Bladen was the second angler of the season to land a Permit when he enticed a beautiful 9 pounder to eat his fly. A true spectacle was the incredible amounts of big Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo that have been around at the moment as they follow on the annual migration of red swimming crab. The action was almost instant at times, carrying on as long as there was something in the water to entice a take. Our new resident dive instructor Hinton Faram landed his first Wahoo, a monster 18kg fish. Nick Clewlow landed a 26kg Yellowfin, which ate a fast-stripped NYAP. What a week with great friends!

Tight Lines
Keith Rose-Innes

For more details or to hold space please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call us on 01980 847389 01980 847389.