St Brandon Blog: 22 Oct – 1 Nov 2018
St. Brandon Blog: 22 Oct – 1 Nov 2018
Our guests enjoyed some amazing fishing during their week out on the atoll. There were some incredible Bonefishing sessions, everyone getting well and truly stuck into good numbers of fish. We enjoyed another solid 6,5lb average weight for the week but there were some great fish landed by the clients as. Mike caught his first bonefish this week with us and then caught an 8.5lb fish, which is a great PB in anyone’s book. Phil landed 2 bones of 9.5lbs and Giles landed one of 9lbs and a couple of 9,5lb fish. The fish of the week had to go to Chris when he landed an absolute beast 11lb Bonefish on his very first morning of the week. Congrats Chris!
There were once again many Permit seen across the atoll this week and the guests all had some great shots. There were some tense moments with fish following and not committing as well as some fish which were pricked but came off. We did however manage to land a few including some really nice fish. Chris landed 3 Permit for the week, his fish weighed in at 5lbs, 5,5lbs and 9,5lbs. Andrew caught a real trophy of 12lb fish, after the fish was spotted tailing in a bay on one of our more famous islands on St Brandon. Great job!
The Trevally fishing this week was spectacular with many shots at GTs as well as the atoll’s notorious monster Bluefin. Chris, Giles and Derek all caught 15lbs Bluefin, Mike one of 17lbs, but the Bluefin of the week and perhaps the season went to Derek who landed an 81cm, 20lb beast. Awesome job Derek! As I mentioned, there were loads of GT’s out on the flats this week, our guests managing to hook 6 of these enormous predators. Sadly however, only one fish was landed but it was a really nice fish, Chris’s 104cm beast smoking the fly as soon as it saw it. This fish concluded a great Slam, Chris also landing a 6lb bone and the aforementioned 5,5lb Permit all on the same day. The GT’s on St. Brandon are tough at best but to convert a landed GT into an Indian Ocean Grand Slam is a once in a lifetime thing. Very well-done Chris!
Until next week
The St Brandon Guide Team
Tags: Bluefin Trevally, Bonefish, Costa Del Mar, Flats Fishing, Fly Fishing, FlyCastaway, G.Loomis Fly Rods, Giant Trevally, Permit, Sight Fishing, St Brandon, Wade Fly Reels, Wild Coolers