An extremely busy week here on Alphonse with over 80 guests. The fishing was on fire with lots of fish around. The weather treated us in the beginning of the week with some perfectly tropical-balmy days, while the end of the week proved to be a little more challenging with a good few storms and rain around.
Starting with the ghosts of the flats Ross, Marcus, Tom and Dominika all caught their first bonefish, while Lucia and Moreitz caught 20+ bonefish each. Once again, the GTs were here in full force with Taylor catching his first and getting another one later in the week. Mike, Gavin, Mark, Nick, ED, Tommy, Christian, Robert and Marcus all also managed to land a GT or two, with Marcus catching the GT of the week, a magnificent fish in the surf measuring 108 cm.
Christian and Mark will have to share the anglers of the week award because they both had some epic days on the flats, each catching over six GTs and both getting Flats Slams consisting of a GT, milkfish and bonefish. Mike took advantage of the milkfish being up and netted himself a lovely milk over one metre. Arthur and Heloise took the opportunity to fish in the salt for the first time and managed six different species each, ranging from Bohar snappers to blue spangled emperors.
Meanwhile, on the bluewater side of things, Joseph managed a Bills and Bones slam on his last day. Grace, Alexander, Patrick and Paddy all managed to land their first sailfish, while Patrick, Bella, Alexander and Kate all caught their first wahoo. Patrick and Bella also managed to land their first yellowfin tuna. The De Porter family also joined us on A’mani for a day and caught a sailfish, some wahoo and an etelis.
That’s a wrap from a fish-filled week here on Alphonse. Well done to everyone on an epic week’s fishing and congratulations to everyone for their catches. Stay tuned for another busy catch report next week.
Bluefin trevally: 4
Giant trevally: 23
Tight Lines, Alphonse Fishing Co. from Alphonse Island
If you would like to know more about the fantastic fishing opportunities on offer on Alphonse island you can contact our saltwater fly fishing expert Peter Collingsworth on 01603 407596 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He would love to speak with you.