A visual record of some of the most memorable fish of the season, enjoy flicking through them.
The 2013 – 2014 Alphonse fishing season has just come to an end, and what a season it has been! Last season ended on a record note with an amazing total of 12,678 gamefish caught and released. So after such success it would be hard to believe that this season would improve on its numbers, which it has. The fishing has been so good that 16,132 fish were caught and released over the 30-week period surpassing last season by 3,454 fish. There was an increase in all the various species that makes Alphonse such a diverse and sought after destination, echoing a health forecast for the future. The continued conservation ethics have allowed this magnificent ecosystem to rejuvenate to its former glory. The staggering numbers of bonefish continue, which has led to the increased sightings of predatory species such as GT’s, bluefin trevally and barracuda. The permit fishery on Alphonse and St François has definitely exceeded all expectations with a single angler catching 4 and losing another 3 during the closing two weeks of this season. The giant and yellowmargin triggerfish catches continue to impress through our strict resting of areas and spot rotation policy. The milkfish catches were up by 15% even though the late season influx of fish arrived after the season had closed, which was probably due to the late arrival of the South-Easterly winds. The South-Easter turned up for a few days during the last week of the season and then disappeared as the season continues to run later each year. The Alphonse team is already looking forward to next season as we think back at the incredible guests, all the fantastic catches and magnificent memories. So until 3 October 2014, when the season kicks off again, we bid you fare well and tight lines!
If you are interested in space for the 2014 / 2015 season please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.