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Are You Fit Enough Sri Lanka Fishing Report

Are You Fit Enough Sri Lanka Fishing Report

Sri Lanka Fishing Report We have just been sent this action packed week of GT fishing from Sri Lanka and boy it looked like hard work. If you are in the market for huge GT’s then you simply must not look any further than Sri Lanka as the pure size of these geets will amaze even the most experienced anglers out there. Check out below the amazing report from such a fish packed week and you will agree with me that this place has to be right at the top of your next go to place:

Mr Wang from China returned for his third trip fishing with us chasing big GT’s in Kirinda. The group had some incredible action on their last trip over to Sri Lanka and were ready to go again Sri Lanka Fishing Report

We started off by trying an area, which we knew was holding fish and immediately went into some amazing action, an unbelievable 14 fish for 46 bites!! The guys missed 34 fish and some huge GT’s. Line breaks on the reef and hook pulls were mostly to blame and this shows just how hard it is to land big fish, even on a great day. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Fishing Report Posing with his huge GT

With so much GT action the guys wanted to mix up things a bit by trying some lighter tackle fishing. We didn’t need to go far as just few miles from shore we ran into a school of sardines being harassed by large Spanish Mackerel. Averaging 15-18 kg in weight, the bigger boys get up to 30 kg and over in these waters. They’re known for screaming runs and their ability to leap out of the water. We’ve nicknamed them the “Sri Lanka Tax” for their ability to bite off lures. Thing heated up from the second cast and we saw some intense action for about 30 minutes. On PE3 gear they scream off at unbelievable speed

Sri Lanka Fishing Report of a huge Spanish Mackerel Another huge Spanish Mackerel Sri Lanka Fishing Report

With the group having a lot of fun they decided to try light jigging for a full day in a few new potential hotspots. The decision was a good one and we had another great day fishing with many different species caught including GTs, Spanish Mackerel, various types of Groupers and Emperors, a nice Rainbow Runner and Barracuda. There is just so much to do on a single fishing trip, you never have enough time to do it all

Double hook up with GT's Sri Lanka Fishing ReportThe next target was Big GT only. We made a plan to hit the deeper spots with big lures and heavy gear. We had a good morning session with plenty of action. 3 fish to 20 kg landed, one huge bite missed when the hooks pulled and 12 bites in all for the day

A very long thin needle fish Sri Lanka Fishing ReportThe next day we continued targeting big GT in the same way. Again we lost a huge GT and landed 7 GT’s averaging about 18 kg each and another huge Spanish Mackerel that took a popper cast by Mr Wang. For these past few trips, the best seems to have been saved for the last with our clients getting all the chances but not converting till the very end. The first GT of the day was a nice 30 kg (125 cm length and 94 girth) and a personal record

Sri Lanka Fishing Report of a monster GT He has caught another GT Sri Lanka Fishing Report
4Ft Spanish Mackerel Sri Lanka Fishing Report The rods and reels we use in Sri Lanka Fishing Report

Most clients on their first or second tropical fishing trip tend to overdo things on day one and two as the body and the muscles are not used to it. Towards the end of the trip they are used to the fishing and can keep going, which is why we like to advise clients to ease into the fishing week. Mr Wang and group promise to be back next time and they assure us they will be better equipped to try and land some of the Sri Lanka GT’s having spent a considerable amount of time preparing for it in the gym

He is struggling to get the fish in Sri Lanka Fishing ReportTill next time,

Tight lines

If this has whetted your appetite and you want more then simply call us and we can put together a trip of a lifetime for you and your fishing buddies. You can call us on 01603 407596

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Hope you enjoyed the read and look forward to hearing from you

All the best

Paul Stevens

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