Alphonse Island – 14th to 21st January 2023
Persistent wind and scattered rain showers plagued the week, which made for tougher fishing on St Francois Atoll. But there were gaps in the weather and everyone took advantage of their opportunities and by the end of the week, a lot of good fish had come to the net.
Sunday started off with good momentum in terms of energy and excitement that had carried over from the previous week and there was a great atmosphere among old friends and holidaying families. The bait was still around, and the geets were all over it. It didn’t take long for the guides to catch on, follow the bait, and wait for schools of GTs to come in. The morning was full of chaos, by the end of the madness seven geets were landed for the first day!
Father and daughter, David and Maddie Koo, both managed a flats slams during the week, both consisting of a bonefish, a GT and a triggerfish! Described as ‘the best day of her life’ this is definitely something that won’t be soon forgotten for Maddie whose moustache triggerfish stretched the tape to 46cm.
The middle of the week proved to be slightly tougher and the fishing slowed a bit but the weather took a turn for the positive towards the end of the week and it wasn’t long until the anglers’ rods were back to being bent. The triggerfish were out in numbers, and we enjoyed having shot after shot at countless of these tricky fish on the finger flats. As usual, a few were lost, some broke off and a couple managed to bite through their hooks or run into their holes. Among the heartbreak, a few were landed, including a massive 55cm yellowmargin.
Oliver White and his eldest Huckleberry also got in a good few bones and a couple of giant trevally. A special mention to Huckle, aged five, for landing a very impressive 75cm geet with the assistance of his dad.
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Cosmoledo Atoll – 12th to 19th January 2023
The week was set on neap tides which is usually perfect for targeting the big fish that call the flats of Cosmo home. This statement rang true with three fish over the metre mark being brought to hand and a total of 68 giant trevally for the week.
Richard Jorgensen had an incredible week, he managed to catch five GTs, two of them over the metre mark at 101cm and 107cm. A remarkable accomplishment that we are sure will be engrained in his memory for years to come.
Will Sands did not miss out on the big fish action and managed a 106cm GT and a total of nine GTs for the week. Kyle Holt also had a great week of fishing, not only did he manage to catch his first GT but he also managed to catch eight for the week an epic first week GT fishing.
Cosmo also produced a variety of other species. The atoll is exceptionally diverse and never lets us forget it,
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