Alphonse Island Fishing News - 19th - 26th October 2019
It has been a busy week on St Francois Atoll. The strong south-easterly wind brought both good and bad weather which made for tough but very productive fishing conditions. This week the 12 anglers fished a neap tide allowing them shots at permit, GT, bonefish and triggerfish. An assortment of reef fish caught on the fly added to what was an already magical week. The renowned duo, Christiaan and Lindi, joined us for the week. Christiaan is a professional fishing guide, photographer and fly fishing junkie. Christiaan proved his legendary reputation over the week by landing three permit ranging from 40 - 65 cm, two GT of 60 cm and 72 cm and numerous bonefish.
This week’s anglers were fortunate to experience some of the best bonefishing planet earth has to offer. Schools of bonefish in their thousands were seen, giving anglers a vital opportunity to land their bonefish of a lifetime. We managed to land a total of 379 bonefish over the week. The biggest fish was landed by Turner measuring 60 cm. Leo Tallis was fortunate enough to land 61 bonefish in one day. The first day spent on the St Francois flats was fantastic. Mark landed three permit in one session ranging from 30 - 69 cm as well as one small GT. Day 6 was a whimsical day for Rob who landed the second and also the biggest yellowmargin triggerfish of the season thus far. Stephan landed his first moustache triggerfish measuring 20 cm caught on a coral finger on a low neap tide.
Another fantastic week was spent at Alphonse Island fishing St Francois Atoll. Memories were made and bonds were formed that will last a lifetime.
The Alphonse Fishing Co. Team on Alphonse Island
TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 12 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:
Giant trevally 8
Farquhar Atoll Fishing News - 23rd - 30th October 2019
Another fantastic week of flats fishing has come to an end on Farquhar Atoll. This week we had fantastic weather with wind speeds dropping and skies clearing for beautiful weather with great visibility. Tides started in neaps and built to new moon spring tides with large movements of water in and out of the atoll.
A total of 21 GT were landed this week. John landed the largest GT of the week at 90 cm. Mike, first time fishing the salt, came in a close second with an 87 cm fish. Jarret landed four GT, Colin also managed four GT. Gary landed three. John landed two, as did Craig and Tom. Eric landed one.
Besides the great GT fishing, the rest of the flats species were active. Six triggerfish were caught with a personal best of a 60 cm yellowmargin trigger, which was caught by Craig. Mike landed a massive moustache trigger of 56 cm. Colin got his first trigger, a 54 cm moustache. Jarret managed one yellowmargin and one moustache in the same day!
34 bonefish were brought to hand, the largest being a huge 68x38 cm fish landed by Eric. Eric also managed to land his fish Indo-Pacific permit. With Colin achieving a personal best bonefish.
Two bumpys were landed this week, one by John Jr. on his first cast! Another great fish of 93 cm was landed by Tom. The bumpy was part of a slam, our first of the season! Congrats to Tom our top rod of the week!
Our first sailfish of the season was landed by Jarret. A huge fish and a true trophy!
Thanks to all our guests for an incredible week of fishing! From the flats to the bluewater, this week guides and guests dominated the fishing!
The Alphonse Fishing Co. Guides on Farquhar Atoll
TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 10 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:
Giant trevally 21
Bumphead parrotfish 2