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Alphonse Island and Farquhar Atoll Fishing News for Week 43

Two slams in one week for Alphonse and a massive bumpy for Farquhar!


Alphonse Island Fishing Report - 2nd to 9th November 2019

It’s been a week of blood, sweat and glory for anglers and guides on St Francois Atoll this week. Anglers were fortunate to experience extremely good weather at the start of their week. The south-easterly wind picked up towards the end of the week with a few rain showers on the last day. The fishing was boundless for anglers willing to put in the effort and make shots at fish. The anglers did extremely well targeting bonefish, over 584 bonefish were landed over the week with some extremely big fish. Big Duke landed the biggest bonefish of the week measuring 64cm. Tij proved himself to be the king of bonefish having landed over 120 bonefish over the week.

Day one of the week started extremely well for all anglers. Emma managed to land a slam on her first day out on the flats. She caught a 20.5cm yellowmargin triggerfish which almost took her thumb off during a quick photo session, a 25.4cm permit as well as a few reasonably sized bonefish. Michael also landed a slam on the first day. He landed a large 48cm moustache triggerfish, 20cm permit and a few bonefish in-between. On day two Michael also landed a 67cm GT. Alena landed a beautiful 20cm permit which she worked extremely hard for. Timothy managed to land 2 GT in one day on day three. The GT measured 60cm and 75cm making him the ultimate GT fisherman of the week.

Another fantastic week was spent with Alphonse Island Fishing Co at St Francois Atoll. Memories were made and bonds were formed that will last a lifetime. Stay tuned for next week’s report as we are sure you won’t want to miss it.

Tight Lines,

The Alphonse Fishing Co. Team on Alphonse Island

TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 12 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:

Bonefish 584
Triggerfish 3
Giant trevally 5
Permit 4

Farquhar Atoll Fishing Report - 6th to 13th November 2019 

Another week of flats fishing has come to an end. Weather conditions this week were tough early in the week but ended on a high. At the start of the week, we had generally windy conditions with some cloud cover. The wind tapered off towards the end of the week and the last day was perfect.

Tides this week started in neap tides and moved toward full moon spring tides at the end.
 
Seven GTs were caught this week with the largest fish, at 94cm, being landed by Andrew. Craig landed one GT, as did his brother Mark, and nephew Nick landed two. Nicks's first fish was his first ever GT. Nick and Chantel landed a nice golden trevally each. Alan and George each landed one GT each.

Nick and his father Mark each landing bonefish of over 60cm. Two bumpys were caught this week with Mark landing a huge 103cm bumpy. Chantel also landed one bumpy. Two sailfish were landed this week, one by Alan and one by Andrew. In our bluewater tally, George landed a yellowfin tuna and Genkel landed a wahoo.
 
Thanks to all our guests for the great week!

Tight Lines,

The Alphonse Fishing Co. Team on Alphonse Island

TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 10 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:

Giant trevally 7
Bumpy 2
Sailfish 2
Yellowfin tuna 1
Wahoo 1


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