GTs & GTs From Sri Lanka Fishing Report I know we keep reporting on this area, but it stills amazes us on the amount of GT’s these guys catch. The size of some of these must put this destination up there for being one of the best places to get a huge GT. The guides are so on the ball with catching them on different techniques that if you fancy trying something new I am sure they will oblige. They have sent us this great report that I am sure you will enjoy reading:
Come the beginning of November and we had a group of 3 French anglers, fishing with us for 9 days, we had just come off the back of some really bad weather, green water and coral spawn so we were not sure how it was going to pan out, however we were sure that if the weather was able to hold out we would be into the fish.
The first day we had some squally weather but the fish were about, we had lots of strikes both from smaller fish as well as from a few bruisers that came off or broke the line 3 to be exact, we did land a nice 30 kg GT towards the end of day.
The action continued with a huge fish caught on Day 2, which was estimated at over 65 kg. The fishing on some days was not always with many strikes, we did have periods of slow action but each day we did raise some good fish, most of the bigger ones came off or reefed the angler, which is why we recommend at least PE 10 and very strong rods to fish here. We hooked into another enormous GT on Day 5, there were lots of Bonito around and it looked like bonito and Yellowfin Tuna had started busting on the surface about half a mile away from the splashes that we were seeing so we took off to run and gun the tuna only to find it was a school of GT’s busting the surface, the second cast brought up this enormous fish that we again estimated at over 60 kg, the hook was set but with ST/66 5/0’s on, it was always going to be a slim chance…it was. There were also some big fish estimated at over 40 kg that took in shallow water and even with the boat going the way you need to be very lucky which this time round we were not!!.
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Until next time, Tight lines