The first A’mani charter of the season
As the Alphonse Fishing Co. season progresses and the seasons change to almost a full NW monsoon, one of the more unique trips for the season began. With the Flat sea conditions and soft wind the 10 day trip began at St Joseph island and later moving onto Poivre Island. Once the guests were collected from Desroches island, teasers were dropped behind Amani and in no time a wahoo was landed on fly. The first day of flats fishing was met with tricky cloudy skies but all the guests managed a handful of big bones some very good opportunities at permit, ensuing smiles all round. The next 2 days produced excellent windless-clear-skies and as anticipated a huge amount of fish were seen. The highlight of the days being Alina’s largest and 2nd permit in her life. The afternoon continued to produce and while polling the edge for permit, 6 GT’s came up onto the white sand chasing a bait ball, accompanied by a multitude of Bluefin trevally and several sharks. Unfortunately the GT’s were quick off the mark and the fly did not reach their kill zone, but was intercepted by a 70 cm Bluefin. As the tides changed from springs to neaps it was time to move to Poivre which was the most anticipated location of the trip. Poivre proved as it always does how special a location it is buy offering multiple chances at permit where two permit were landed by one angler after the first day. As the days went on nothing changed except for the permit numbers as the fish numbers seen seemed to get higher and the fish caught day by day increased. On the days when waiting on the tide, guests enjoyed surface casting and dredging for fish off the edge. Huge yellowspot trevally, dogtooth tuna job fish, bluefin trevally and barracuda where some of the species hooked and landed.
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