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Providence Blog: 26 Nov – 3 Dec 2019

Providence Blog: 26 Nov – 3 Dec 2019

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Despite dark stormy skies we began our fishing week in style with a total of 12 GTs landed on Day 1. Igor, Rob, Steve and Chris all managed to open their accounts with the fish of the day going to Rob. His fish was fooled into eating the fly while he waited on a turtle grass finger in a large lagoon, after a quick presentation the fish inhaled the fly and following an intense fight the fish was brought to hand, measuring 108cm, well done Rob! A special mention for Steve whose first GT on fly broke the meter mark, well done Steve. The large green tails of the Bumphead Parrotfish were seen waving their way across the flats resulting in several great opportunities in front of these green giants. Igor converted his chance and landed a fin perfect Bumpie to end day 1.

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The second morning brought with it difficult conditions with strong winds and heavy rain for most of the day. Despite the tough conditions, it turned out to be an incredible day of GT fishing with 30 fish landed. Chris, Alex, Peter, Serhiy, Slava, Igor and Vadim all landed fish. The standout catch for the day went to Slava who managed to successfully steer it out of a coral garden and land a monster of 120cm, a fish of a lifetime. Igor also managed to land a brute coming in at 118cm. Vadim managed to the tame a proverbial unicorn of the flats landing a Napoleon Wrasse of a meter off the edge of a turtle grass pancake, well done!

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Day 3 continued in similar fashion with less than ideal weather conditions and yet still fantastic fishing on the GT front with 28 fish landed. Rob, Vadim, Slava, Igor, Nataliya, Alex, Chris and Peter got into the action. Alex, Chris, Peter, Vadim and Rob all managed to land fish over the meter mark with the fish of the day belonging to Alex, who managed to fool his brute 111cm fish while waiting in ambush on a sandbar. Serhiy managed to land the first Triggerfish of the week, hooking and landing an energetic Yellow Margin Triggerfish.

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The fourth day saw a continuation of the prevailing heavy cloud cover and rolling squalls. With the GT fishing slowing down ever so slightly, 19 fish were landed. Igor, Nataliya, Serhiy and Chris all got GTs to hand while Rob managed to land another fish over the meter mark. After working hard through the first half of the week, Serhiy managed to hook and land a truly memorable GT of 127cm which was hooked while waiting patiently on the incoming tide. Slava got into the action yet again, after swimming through some deeper water he got onto an isolated turtle grass pancake and saw the blue tail of a Napoleon Wrasse waving on the edge. After presenting the fly the fish wasted no time and inhaled his baitfish imitation, he somehow managed to keep the fish from the coral and landed a trophy Napoleon of 100cm on foot on the flats, a very special catch!

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Day 5 brought with it an increase in the intensity of the weather with a stiff south easterly wind blowing and large banks of rolling squalls. A total of 5 GTs were landed for the day with Vadim, Nataliya, Serhiy, Alex and Chris all getting fish to hand. With the bumpier seas the Sailfish once again presented themselves and Rob and Vadim managed to land our first Sailfish for the week.

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Day 6 and another tough weather day with the wind picking up dramatically overnight. The boats headed out to the midway sections of the atoll. A total of 3 GTs were landed by Serhiy, Vadim and Slava. Rob managed to find himself drifting onto a large school of feeding Milkfish and didn’t hesitate to land the first Milkfish of the week. Steve had a stellar day landing his first Sailfish on fly and then a 115cm Dogtooth Tuna that was successfully teased in on the Sailfish teaser. After seeing the fish at the back of the boat he shot out the cast and the Dogtooth Tuna smashed the fly, well done Steve! Vadim rounded off his week by landing the second Yellow Margin Triggerfish for the week. With that we concluded an incredible week of fishing, despite the tough weather conditions we were still able to land a number of very special fish.

Our tally for the week was as follows:

  • GTs – 97
  • Triggerfish – 2
  • Bumpies – 1
  • Sailfish – 3
  • Milkfish – 1
  • Napoleons – 2
  • Species – 422

Yours in fishing,

The Providence Guide Team

Farquhar Blog: 13-20 Nov 2019

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Farquhar Blog: 13 – 20 November 2019
Another week of fantastic flats fishing on Farquhar has just come to an end. The weather this week was just about perfect, with light winds and mostly sunny skies providing ideal sight fishing conditions. Our tides this week started out on full spring tides which tapered off into neaps as the week went by.

A total of 13 GTs were landed. Peter landed 3 fish as did Piers. Kelvin landed two fish including his first ever GT. Chantel, Louis, Piers, James, and Rod all landed one GT each. Well done everyone!

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38 Bonefish were landed, including Charles’s first fish on fly and the largest Bonefish, a 62 cm trophy class fish! One Triggerfish was landed by James. Peter managed to catch his first Bumphead Parrot fish, a massive fish of 94 cm. Well done Peter!

Fishing partners Charles and Kelvin combined to land 21 species of fish this week, whilst Chantel landed a rare and beautiful saddle back grouper of 75 cm.The bluewater fishing also provided some great action, with 4 Yellowfin and 3 Skipjack Tuna being caught.  In addition, 1 Wahoo was landed by Piers, this was his first of this species.

Thanks to everyone for another great week!

The Farquhar Guide Team

Farquhar Blog: 6 – 13 Nov 2019

Farquhar Blog: 6 – 13 November 2019

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Another fun week of flats fishing has come to an end out on Farquhar. Weather conditions this week were tough early in the week which certainly made things challenging, but things did improve and we ended on a good note. At the start of the week we had generally windy conditions with some cloud cover. The wind tapered off thankfully towards the end of the week and the last day was absolutely perfect.

Tides this week started off on neaps which progressed to full moon spring tides at the end of the week.

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Seven GT were caught this week with the largest fish being a 94cm fish landed by Andrew. Craig landed one GT, as did his brother Mark, whilst Nick landed two. Nick’s first fish was his first ever GT. Nick and Chantel landed a nice Golden Trevally each, whilst Alan and George each landed one GT a piece. Nick and his father Mark also caught some great Bonefish over 60 cm. Well done!

 

FARQUHAR - Week_5 - 6 - 13 November - Kyle Reed - 10Two Bumpies were landed this week, a huge 103cm fish landed by Mark with Chantel getting our second. Two Sailfish were also landed this week, one by Alan and one by Andrew. In addition to the Sailfish caught offshore, George landed a nice Yellowfin Tuna and Genkel landed a nice big Wahoo.

Thanks to all our guests for the great week!

Tight Lines

The Farquhar Guide Team

 

Providence Blog: 5-12 Nov 2019

Providence Blog: 5 – 12 November 2019

IMG_2737A continuing trend of strong south easterly winds greeted us on the first morning with our new group of guests as the boats headed out. It was an eventful day on the flats with six GTs being landed. Congratulations to David, Peter, Peter, Kay and Mark for opening their accounts. With the cooler water being blown onto the flats there were a good number of Bonefish being hooked and landed, with an average of 6lbs for the session.

IMG_3097Day 2 dawned very windy but with clear skies the boats headed out with high hopes. With a slow neap pushing tide in the early morning the triggerfish were out in numbers. Chuan, Rob and Peter W managed to hook and land one of these feisty fish each. The Bumpies too showed us their massive tails and Mark hooked and landed his first Bumpie, well done Mark. The Bonefish were up and tailing hard again, with Dave and Rod managing to catch a Bonefish each to complete their Flats Slams of a GT, Bone and Trigger. Rod’s Bonefish was a monster, the fish weighing 10 pounds…Congrats! 5 GTs were landed, the day belonging to Dave, who after holding up on the apex of the flat with his guide, saw a monstrous commotion coming towards them in the shallow water. After getting in the perfect position the fly was presented in front of the pack of GTs. In unison the fish charged in the direction of the fly and a gargantuan mouth opened, inhaling the brush fly, the hook was set and after a massive tussle through a lagoon the fish was landed. With a fork length of 127cm, it was truly the GT of a lifetime, well done Dave!

PB080416Day 3 saw a shift in the weather conditions with high altitude cloud cover rolling in, obscuring the direct sunlight, making the fishing a little bit trickier. Due to the light conditions the Bumpies highlighted themselves as the targets for the day. A total of 6 Bumpies were landed for the day, the happy anglers being Mark, Kay, Chaun, Alfredo, Rod and Dave H. A great Bumpie day!!!! The GTs did manage to present themselves, Pete and Dave capitalizing on their shots. A special mention goes to Dave H whose fish came in at 105cm. With big seas comes great Sailfish fishing and Rob, Rocky and Dave F taking full advantage, Rocky and Dave landed theirs after doubling up from a pack attack.

PB070407Day 4 dawned gloomy with lots of cloud cover and high south easterly winds. After making a shift south to the midway point of the atoll the boats set out. A total of 3 GTs came to hand; well done to Peter getting 2 and Alfredo 1. Rocky managed to double down and land 2 Moustache Triggerfish. Kay and Dave R later joined the Sailfish club, landing a fish each. The day however belonged to Dave H who hooked and landed the first Milkfish for the week as the sun was setting, well done Dave H.

IMG_2845Day 5 saw a lessening of the cloud cover and with a mid-morning low tide the boats set out. The day was a well-rounded one on the species side with 5 of our 7 recognized species being landed. Pete E managed to land the Milkfish, whilst Rob and Dave R landed a Bumpie each. Rocky managed to land a Triggerfish of each species and Dave R managed to land a Moustache Triggerfish. Pete W landed a monstrous Sailfish, whilst Kay, Chuan, Dave R, Mark, Pete W, Pete E and Dave R each landed GTs. The day belonged to Dave R though, who after landing a Bumpy and Triggerfish in successive casts, saw a big bow wave coming up onto the flat. Despite a long chase to get into position, the fish dropped back into the deep water. Dave set up patiently above the area the fish had dropped off from. A couple of minutes later the bow wave reappeared and after presenting the fly it was engulfed on the second strip. The hook was set and the fish tore the line off the reel and ran straight back to the lagoon from where it came. After crossing the lagoon and reaching shallower water the fish was landed. At a fork length of 121cm it was another GT of lifetime for the week. Great fishing Dave!

IMG_2008-2Our sixth and final day of the week dawned with clear skies and dropping south easterly wind. With a morning dropping tide the Milkfish were up in good numbers around the edge of the atoll. Dave R and Pete W managed to land a fish each, bringing the Milkfish tally to 4 for the week. A total of 6 GTs were also landed. Rob and Dave R landed 2 fish each, with Chuan and Pete E landing a fish each. This brought the second week to a close. Some tough conditions, but as per normal some incredible fish and fishing was enjoyed by all!

The tally was as follows:

  • GTs – 35
  • Bonefish – 41
  • Milkfish – 4
  • Sailfish – 6
  • Triggerfish – 11
  • Bumpies – 10
  • Species – 334

Yours in fishing

The Providence Guide Team

 

Farquhar Blog: 30 Oct – 6 Nov 2019

Farquhar Blog: 30 Oct – 6 Nov 2019

FARQUHAR - Jarett Duty -Week_4 - 30 - 6 November 2019 - 254This week weather conditions were a little tough. High winds and multiple passing fronts unfortunately made things more challenging them normal. Tides started off on springs, with lots of water movement on and off the flats, and we ended the week in neaps. Six GTs were landed this week. Reid landed two, Kris landed two, Jason Cassel one and, Craig one. In addition to the six GTs, we also caught our first Golden Trevally of the season, Rudy catching this prized fish on a crab pattern.

FARQUHAR - Craig Derby -Week_4 - 30 - 6 November 2019 - 29In true Farquhar style, we did however enjoy some other great species fishing. Fifty Bonefish and three Triggers were landed. Craig landed one Moustache and one Yellow Margin, with Jarrett landing a large Moustache. Congrats guys! Three Bumpies were also caught this week, with William, Kris and Jason each landing their first. Well done chaps! And for the second week in a row, Eric landed an Indo Pacific Permit. This week he landed a trophy class fish of 73cm. Amazing fish Eric, well done!

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The group did however enjoy some great bluewater fly fishing, with four Sailfish coming to the side of the boats! Craig landed his first Sailie on fly and followed it up with another fish later in the week for good measure. William and Jarret also landed one each for good measure.

Craig finished off his two weeks on the atoll in fantastic fashion by completing a Flats Slam on the last day of the trip. He landed a GT, a 54cm Yellow Margin Trigger and Bonefish to complete a wonderful day out on the water!

Thanks to all our guests for a fantastic week of multi species flats fishing!

Until next week

The Farquhar Guide Team

Providence Blog: 27 Oct – 5 Nov 2019

Providence Blog: 27 October – 5 November 2019

Welcome to the opening week of our Providence 2019-2020 season, a trip where we welcomed a couple of familiar faces who were joining us for the second time on the atoll with us.

IMG_0362The first day dawned with excitement and a slight south easterly breeze. With an early morning low tide the boats were straight onto the flats and with that the GTs came. Chris, Christiaan, Tom, Shiloh, Nic, Jordan and Jeorg managed to open their GT accounts, with Tom landing a great fish of 96cm and Chris landing a fish of an even 90cm. The Bumpies were up on the flats and Nic, John, Ron and Joerg manged to each land a fish. A special mention goes to Joerg, who, after landing a GT and Bumpy, managed to land an impressive 141cm Barracuda on the flat. With the water high on the flats later in the day we enjoyed a Sailfish session, with Tom and Joerg both landing a fish each before the day came to a close.

DSC01923The second morning saw another enthusiastic start and the rewards were reaped as Tom, Chris, Shiloh, Jordan and Christiaan all landed GTs. A special mention goes to Christiaan and Jordan who managed to land twin GTs of 118cm each; Christiaan spotting his fish late on into the pushing tide crossing a turtle grass apex, he managed to present the fly in the perfect place and the big fish engulfed the fly on a second attempt. Jordan’s fish was an exceptional tale of the magic of Providence. After teasing up a sailfish offshore he presented his fly to the fish, it was engulfed as it landed but instead of the customary Sailfish jumps, the fish sounded and after a tug of war was brought up to the side of the boat. He rounded off his remarkable day by managing to pick a Moustache Triggerfish out of a school of tailing Bumpies.IMG_2845

The third day brought a change of scenery as the boat was moved to the midpoint of the atoll and with a spring low tide at midday the boats managed to access the eastern side of the atoll. A great day was had as a total of 16 GTs were landed. Christiaan had a cracking day landing 7 by himself. A special shout goes out to Joe and Mike, landing 3 GTs and 2 GTs respectfully. Jordan managed to continue ticking fish off his list, this time landing a Bumpy in record time.
DSC02587The fourth day dawned clear and breezy. With some higher water on the flats in the morning, the boats had access into the unique inner lagoon systems of Providence. It proved to be fruitful as Joerg, Giles, Shiloh, Jordan, Nic, Tom and Joe managed to all land GTs. Tom finally being able to break the one-meter mark with a beautiful fish who was bow waking in super skinny water. Joerg managed to continue his stellar week landing 4 GTs before lunchtime. With access to the lagoons there is the potential for amazing Triggerfish fishing, and this was the case as Christiaan managed to land 3 Yellow Margin Triggers and Mike managing to get his first Moustache Triggerfish as well.

DSC02197With the tides starting to move towards the neaps, the fifth day brought some more lagoon fishing. A total of 8 GTs came to hand with congratulations going out to Mike, Joe, Christiaan, Jordan and Ron. Christiaan managed to land another Yellow Margin Triggerfish and Shiloh managed his first Triggerfish. This was welcomed with great excitement after many previous disappointments. Joerg tamed another Sailfish in the morning to add to his incredible week.

The morning of Day 6 brought in some heavy winds and the looming cloud cover forcing a move back to the relatively sheltered north western section of the atoll. After a slightly later than usual start the flats were hit. A tough day only saw 3 GTs coming to hand, although Joe managed to catch his first Moustache Triggerfish which was awesome!

DSC01821Day 7 dawned breezy again but with the mothership moored close to the flats the boats spread out for another day of fishing. A total of 8 GTs were landed, a special mention going again to Jeorg who managed a beautiful fish of 106cm. He wasn’t done there though and managed to land his first Yellow Margin Triggerfish, almost completing his list of targeted species. It was a day for the tailing species and after landing two GTs Chris managed to land 2 Bumpies as well, finally catching a Bonefish to round off the slam. Christiaan also managed a slam, landing a GT, a Bonefish and 2 Triggers. John ticked the Yellow Margin Triggerfish off of his list to round off another stellar day out on the atoll.

IMG_2882Dark skies and gloomy weather greeted us on the last morning of the trip. After launching off the mothership a large school of Milkfish were found feeding for the first time this week. The boats quickly got into position and it wasn’t long before Giles managed to hook and quickly land his first Milkfish. After a few near misses, Tom and Christiaan managed to land their first Milks as well. A few pods of GTs were found in the eastern coral gardens and Joe, John and Mike managed to land 4 fish. A special mention goes to Mike whose fish came in at 102cm. With the high cloud cover the water on the flats cooled off and brought with it some epic Bonefishing. A great session was had on the falling afternoon tide. With the fish tailing hard, Shiloh, Nic, Christiaan, Joe, John and Mike capitalized, landing many fish. Christiaan and Shiloh managed to land two great fish both going 10 pounds, a great way to round off the first week of the season.

The numbers stacked up as follows:

  • GTs – 69
  • Bonefish – 41
  • Bumpies – 10
  • Triggerfish – 13
  • Sailfish – 5
  • Milkfish – 3

Until next week

The Providence Guide Team.

 

Farquhar Blog: 23 – 30 Oct 2019

Farquhar Blog: 23 – 30 Oct 2019

FARQUHAR - Group Iphone selection -Week_3 - 23 - 30 October 2019 - 149Another fantastic week of flats fishing has come to an end on Farquhar. We enjoyed great weather, with lower wind speeds and clear skies providing great sight fishing conditions.Tidal wise we start on neaps which built towards a new moon spring tide. This provided a variety of wading opportunities as well as large movements of water in and out of the atoll as the week went on.

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A total of 21 GTs were landed this week. John Duty III landed the largest GT of the week at 90cm. Mike Becci, first time fishing the salt, came in a close second with an 87cm fish. Jarret Duty landed four GTs and so too did Colin Taylor. Gary Horican landed three, John Duty JR landed two, as did Craig Derby and Tom Gray. Eric Meyer landed one.

FARQUHAR - Group Iphone selection -Week_3 - 23 - 30 October 2019 - 72Besides the great GT fishing, the rest of the flat’s species were active. Six Triggerfish were landed, including Craig’s personal best 60cm Yellow Margin. Mike landed a massive Moustache Trigger of 56cm. Colin got a 54cm Moustache Trigger which was his first and to top it off Jarret managed a Yellow Margin and a Moustache in the same day!

FARQUHAR - Craig Derby -Week_3 - 23 - 30 October 2019 - 34Thirty-four Bonefish were brought to hand during the week, the largest being a huge 68 x 38cm fish landed by Eric. Also, a big shout to Eric on his first ever Indo Pacific Permit…what a special fish! A personal best Bonefish was also landed by Colin.

Two Bumpies were landed this week, one by John Jr…. on his first cast! Another great fish 0f 93cm was landed by Tom the Donkey Grey. 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 also made to the boat, Jarret landing the huge fish. Congratulations!

Thanks to all our guests for an incredible week of fishing! From the flats to the blue water, this week guides and guests dominated the fishing!

Until next week

The Farquhar guide team

Farquhar Blog: 9-16 Oct 2019

Farquhar Blog: 9-16 Oct 2019

Somewhat tricky conditions dominated most of the week, with a strong southeasterly wind and predominantly cloudy skies with light to strong showers passing through regularly. With the full moon it was a week of full spring tides with large water fluctuations.

FARQ - Hilton Peterson - -Week_2 - 09 - 16 October 2019 - 100Despite the weather it was a week of big fish. A Seychelles regular, Joern kicked things off with an absolutely massive GT of 134cm, the largest of the season so far! In addition to that giant Joern landed another 3 more GTs. Andrew captured 2 GTs while James managed his 1st GT along with Tim, Murray-John, Andrew and Hilton all landed a GT each.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn amazing Permit was caught this week by Andrew. Measuring 84cm it is the largest caught on Farquhar to date, and a truly special fish. Our group managed 29 bonefish this week with most anglers landing large fish. Alan caught his first bonefish, which was also his first fish on a fly. He went on to catch a bonefish of 66cm.

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Our first Bumpheaded Parrotfish of the season came from Joern on the last day of the trip. The fish measured 84cm.

Congrats to everyone for landing special fish this week. We’re looking forward to what the atoll has in store for us in the coming weeks.

Till next time,

 

St Brandon Blog: 22 – 28 May 2019

St Brandon Blog: 22 – 28 May 2019

The final week of the April – May 2019 season on St Brandons brought with it a sense of expectation as we were all keen to make the most of the final days we had left on the atoll. Needless to say, this was certainly one action-packed week!

IMG_5307Our guests were treated to phenomenal Bonefishing during the week with loads of larger fish landed. Some days the average size of the fish landed was as big as 6.5lbs. Many fish in the 7-8lbs range were caught with Tristan landing 2 large 8lbers this week. Terry, who was completing his third back-to-back week with us landed a solid 9.5lb Bone. Charles also landed a 9.5lb Bone but he landed an even larger fish when he hooked and landed a 10.5lb fish on the first morning of the week! An absolute monster of a fish and a fine way to end the season on the Bonefishing front.

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The Permit fishing this week was once again out of this world with our guests enjoying multiple shots at these prized fish and by the end of the week, we had landed 5 in total. Charles kept his great streak going by landing his first ever Indo-Pacific Permit on the first afternoon, while taking an early evening stroll around Raphael Island with his son Tristan. The fish weighed in at 7lbs and was surely a great moment for the father and son fishing duo to share together. Jarod and Justin who were both fortunate enough to join us this week for a bit of fishing and training on St Brandon managed to enjoy some world class fishing with each of them landing an Indo-Pacific Permit. Jarod’s beautiful 6lb fish was caught late in the afternoon with a deadly accurate cast, the fish moved all of 50cm and tailed on his crab imitation. Justin’s 7lb fish was caught earlier in the week while it tailed along a sandbar.  Arguably the most special Permit this week was landed by Tristan, not only was this 10lber his first ever Indo-Pacific Permit caught on fly but it also formed part of what would be and Indian Ocean Grand Slam! He had landed a GT and a Bonefish earlier that day, Well done Tristan!

IMG_5578We experienced excellent Trevally fishing on the last week of the season which is no surprise as we have encountered big numbers of Golden, Bluefin and Giant Trevally around the atoll this season. We were able to hook a couple Goldens this week with the standout fish caught by Jarod, who landed a strong 10lb Golden on the first morning of the trip. The Bluefin Trevally fishing picked up this week too with shots at many larger specimens. Charles landed a solid 72cm fish while Jarod kept his good fortune going and landed a 77cm Bluefin that was found while it was riding the back of 2 large Nurse sharks along with a bunch of other Bluefin and GTs.

IMG_5435Our GT fishing this week turned out to be fantastic with just about everyone in the group getting quality shots at these apex predators. 4 were landed in total for the week, 2 by Tristan with the aforementioned 90cm fish that led to his Grand Slam and a few days later he landed an even larger fish of 92cm; to land 2 GTs on St Brandons and pull off a Grand Slam is no mean feat! Well done Triston. Justin also got stuck into the atoll’s large GTs and managed to land 2 large fish in as many days. First, he landed a 110cm fish that was giving a school of Bones a seriously hard time and the next day he went one better and landed a 111cm fish that was caught while it was holding in the current just below a coral ridge.

Another fantastic season has come to an end on the wild flats of St Brandon. The atoll really did leave the best for last this season which left us all excited for what the coming September – November 2019 season has in store for us.

Until next time,

The FlyCastaway St Brandons Guide Team

 

Providence Blog: 23 – 30 April 2019

Providence Blog: 23 – 30 April 2019

The harsh weather we experienced last week unfortunately resulted in us losing a day’s fishing of our final week of the season, an unfortunate and exceptionally rare occurrence. With 5 days of the season remaining we were determined to make the most of the time we had left on the atoll.

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Day 1 – We began the week coming off the spring tides and moving toward the neaps, which provided suitable conditions for the tailing fish species. The Triggerfishing was great with Stephane landing 3 Yellow Margin Triggerfish and Bertrand managing to land 2. Jack also got stuck into the Triggers and managed to get an awesome Yellow Margin Triggerfish, while George managed to get his first Moustache Triggerfish on fly; impressive fishing guys, well done! The GTs provided our guests with multiple shots of which we managed to convert with Marko, Stephane, Bertrand and Tim all opening their GT account on Day 1.

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Day 2 – The GT and Triggerfishing continued to impress with Jack, Dominic, Malik and Harold all landing 1 each. Tim enjoyed a great day on the eastern side of the atoll and ended his day with 5 GTs in total. The species fishing was incredible with loads of Snappers, Emperors and Grouper caught for the day. All in all, it was a great second day out on the flats.

IMG_9179Day 3 – We encountered good numbers of GTs patrolling the flats, these fish were found to be following sharks or on the back of stingrays. Dominic enjoyed good fishing and managed to land 2 while George also managed to get a GT to hand. Dominic then chipped in with a strong Yellow Margin Triggerfish to add to his day’s exploits. Tim, after travelling to the Seychelles previously and not having the best of luck with the Bumphead Parrotfish, managed to get one to the net, well done a beautiful fish Tim! The highlight of the day however was the amazing Bonefishing our guests were lucky enough to experience. Both Stephane and Bertrand were able to land fish over the 10lb mark, well done guys!

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Day 4 – The GT fishing was incredible today with Bertrand tailing 5 GTs with his biggest measuring an impressive 105cm! Malik followed suit and landed a super strong fish that stretched the measuring tape to 104cm. Stephane managed to land 2 GTs and later added yet another great Yellow Margin Triggerfish to his already long list of catches for the week.

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Day 5 – The fantastic GT fishing continued on the final day of the fishing week with Matthew landing 3 GTs. He then went on to complete a flats slam by landing a Yellow Margin Triggerfish and a Bonefish, well done sir! Dominic and Tim both managed land a good GT each while Stephane added another Yellow Margin Triggerfish to his name. Our guests were treated to some insane skinny water, tailing bonefishing which is a real treat to experience anywhere in the world.

All in all, another great week enjoyed by our guests and guides with some spectacular fish caught. This atoll is full of surprises and can produce a fish of a lifetime at any minute; as our guests realized during this week.

Our catch tally for the week was as follows:

  • GTs – 57
  • Bumpies – 1
  • Triggers – 21
  • Species – 283

With that we conclude another season on Providence Atoll, we look forward to the coming October – December 2019 season, till then, tight lines.

The FlyCastaway Providence Guide Team