Undiscovered Gem Sri Lanka Report May I start by wishing all our customers and future customers a Happy New Year and hope you all had a fantastic Christmas.
If you are a follower of our blogs and newsletters, you may be aware that we have introduced some great new destinations at the end of 2012 to our already huge selection of tours. This one in particular, Undiscovered Gem of Fishing in Sri Lanka, has to be one of the best new fishing destination we have come across. With it only being a few minutes away from the famous Yala National Park it will surely appeal to the non-fishing anglers out there as well as their fishy partners.
We have been sent our very first fishing report from our head guide at the resort and you will see why this will become the next big destination to target such huge species as Giant Trevally and Marlin, I will hand you over to Darran and Akshay….
Monday, December 31, 2012
I am sure all our followers are eagerly awaiting this report …..
With the boat at its destination in Krinda, we set up our gear to see what fish were about waiting to take our lures. The idea was to explore the area find potential spots and see if we could hook a few GT’s…
The weather was perfect, the boat is all set up and off we go, do I have expectations… I always do and that is why I keep fishing!!! its a new area for us and exploring can pay off sometimes and sometimes it does not, I am looking for areas that have the potential to hold fish
One of the areas we came to had all the characteristics required and after a few short strikes we were immediately rewarded with a bust off for Damith, I hooked up one on 80lb braid and was broken a few seconds later… game on!! Time for PE10 heavy drag and the big lures so I can pull back too…
I was itching to try my new Rocket after I broke the last one in the Andaman Islands, so armed with PE10 line I cast to be rewarded after 3 pops with a nice 40 kg Singhala GT, this is my first GT on day 1 of exploring and its a very positive sign, that fish are a good size
More action followed as we found new spots and great news, most of the fish are in the 20kg range, and they pull real hard as this is probably due to the proximity of the open ocean. Some of the reefs are quite shallow and getting the GT’s out means you have to pull too.
We found GT’s in most of the spots we tried, which is great as we now have a good knowledge of where to find them. I could not resist a cast near a lighthouse and had an immediate hook up; Now to answer the question is there anything big around, well the answer is er… YES Yes Yes
As you will see from the picture, these fish can straighten out the strongest of trebles and attack the lures at such speed that this can even happen before you have had a chance to strike!
Did we catch more? Were they big? Are there many? Well you need to watch this space to know the answers to those questions.
Tight lines till next time
Darran and Akshay
As you can read from the above report, these guys are very passionate about their fishing and all fish are treated with the greatest respect and are always returned to fight another day. If you think you are ready to do battle with some of what Sri Lanka has to offer then please get in touch and we can organize a trip for you either as a group of Anglers or as a family break with a few days fishing.
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