Alphonse fishing report 19th – 26th October 2019
It has been a busy week on St Francois Atoll. The strong south easterly wind brought a mix of weather which made for challenging but productive fishing conditions. Despite this, the neap tide gave twelve rods good shots at permit, GTs, bonefish and triggerfish throughout the week.
This week’s anglers were fortunate to experience some superb bonefishing throughout the week, schools of bonefish in their thousands congregated around the sandy high spots that are spread throughout the atoll. A total of 379 bonefish where landed over the week, the biggest of which was landed by Turner Wingo and measured 60 cm in length. Leo Tallis had a brilliant first day landing 61 bonefish. On the same day Mark Ozog landed three permit ranging from 30 – 69 cm as well as one small GT. Rob Gilbert landed the second and biggest yellowmargin triggerfish of the season on day six and Stephan Gadient landed his first moustache triggerfish on one of the coral fingers.
Along with the other anglers, the renowned duo Christiaan and Lindi Pretorius came to Alphonse for the week. Christiaan is known as a professional fishing guide, photographer and all round fly fishing junkie. He proved his legendary reputation over the week by landing three permit ranging from 40 – 65 cm, two GTs of 60 cm and 72 cm and numerous bonefish.
Alphonse Total Catch Stats for 12 Anglers For The Week
Giant Trevally: 8
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