Alphonse Island – 24th to 31st December
The last few weeks on Alphonse Island have contributed to an incredible end to the year. This week’s fishing news was no different. The beginning of the week’s tides started with a high tide mid-morning and low tides late afternoon, meaning plenty of water around giving the anglers the opportunity to be on the flats for the majority of the day, a favourable tide to search for GTs on the rays and sharks.
The GT fishing was superb once again with a total of 23 giant trevally landed including a few properly memorable ones. Eleven year-old angler, Pano, landed his first GT. At 95cm not only was it an incredible fish, but he managed to do it on a 9# fishing 40lb line. An epic opening to his GT account!
Bones are bones on St Francois, meaning they are around in abundance and they’re always happy to eat a fly. The long dropping tides offered the chance to sight fish to bones for the majority of the day. A few guests experienced their first bonefish and a couple of trophy bones over 60cm were also caught. A total of 153 bones were landed.
The triggerfish this week lived up to their reputation, breaking our hearts! The still weather meant they were sensitive to any noise or disturbance in the water which made fishing for them even more of a challenge than usual. A handful of triggers were hooked, but the majority of them ended up in the coral, breaking anglers off. In summary, the triggers won this week, but there was some victory after one of the guests managed to land a nice yellowmargin!
If you would like more information and availability on Alphonse Island, please contact Charlotte Chilcott or Peter McLeod or call us on ++44 1980 847389. Alternatively click HERE if you would like us to contact you.
Cosmoledo Atoll – 22nd to 29th December
The week was perfect weather-wise and held up to the high Seychelles expectations. The calmness allowed for the elusive milkfish to make an appearance, which was welcomed with open arms by the anglers. Among highlights from the fishing news this week:
Steven Esrick was named the GT king for the week, landing 13 in total. Despite being so busy with the geets, he did not miss out on the milkfish action and also bought one to hand. His yellowdot trevally deserves a special mention as a cool and unusual catch.
Lenny Englander was lucky enough to cross paths with a 103cm GT using a fly he tied himself. A special fish made even more thrilling by the way he caught it.
Chris Griffith managed six GTs for the week and also caught an emerald parrot fish, a rare catch for any angler, even those who’ve fished for years.
Valerii Naumochkin showed us his skills, catching six GTs and a beautiful milkfish.
Last, but certainly not least, Alexander Horst took a liking to deep-water fishing and took full advantage of both the flats and the outer atoll fishing. He easily racked up the most species and some special mentions go out to his 14 GTs, male and female saddleback grouper as well a beautiful napoleon wrasse.
If you would like more information and availability on Cosmoledo, please contact Charlotte Chilcott or Peter McLeod or call us on ++44 1980 847389. Alternatively click HERE if you would like us to contact you.