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Alphonse Island Resort, Seychelles 

19th – 26th October 2019
Fantastic GT Fishing Continues

It has been a busy week on St Francois Atoll. The strong south easterly wind brought both good and bad weather which made for tough but very productive fishing conditions. This week the 12 anglers fished a neap tide allowing them shots at permit, GT, bonefish and triggerfish. An assortment of reef fish caught on fly added to what was an already magical week. One guest landing three permit ranging from 40 – 65 cm, two GT of 60 cm and 72 cm and numerous bonefish.

This week’s anglers were fortunate to experience some of the best bonefishing planet earth has to offer. Schools of bonefish in their thousands were seen, giving anglers a vital opportunity to land their bonefish of a lifetime. We managed to land a total of 379 bonefish over the week. The biggest fish landed measured 60 cm. One angler was fortunate enough to land 61 bonefish in one day. The first day spent on the St Francois flats was fantastic. A guest landed three permit in one session ranging from 30 – 69 cm as well as one small GT. Day 6 was a whimsical day for a guest who landed the second and also the biggest yellowmargin triggerfish of the season thus far. Another guest landed his first moustache triggerfish measuring 20 cm caught on a coral finger on a low neap tide.

Another fantastic week was spent at Alphonse Island fishing St Francois Atoll. Memories were made and bonds were formed that will last a lifetime.

TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 12 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:
Bonefish 379
Triggerfish 2
Giant trevally 8
Permit 7

 


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12th – 19th October 2019
First Milkfish Of The Season

Great fishing was experienced on St Francois Atoll last week as the full moon approached. The week started with a spring tide and 12 eager anglers keen to wet their lines and bend their rods. A strong south easterly wind blew making casting a challenge for the anglers however this did not affect fishing with some amazing catches reported. The spring tides allowed for excellent shots at GT’s, milkfish, bonefish and triggerfish. A few anglers also ventured into the deeper waters on the outside of the lagoon with an estimated 40 fish being landed in one day.

Day one on the atoll was a fantastic day with sunny weather and a strong breeze. A total of 127 bonefish were landed, the biggest measuring 60 cm caught by a guest who also managed to land a 65 cm GT. Another angler landed an impressive 87 cm GT.

On day two anglers managed to land 103 bonefish.  A guest landed an amazing 50 cm moustache triggerfish.  Another guest who has been visiting for the last five years, caught a very well deserved 97 cm GT on a popper in the famous Ignobilis Channel for the first time.  While another ,landed a 67 cm GT that was hunting on the back of a ray on a late afternoon pushing tide.

On day three a whopping 140 bonefish were landed the biggest measuring 62 cm. A 25 cm moustache trigger was caught by a guest after working hard over the first few days to catch one. A 94 cm milkfish was landed by  after a 30 minute fight. This was the first milkfish of the Alphonse 2019 season.

On day four, 67 bonefish were landed. It was a challenging day with high wind speeds and isolated rain showers throughout the day.

Day five was a great day for all anglers, 43 bonefish were landed. Two guests landed three GT’s measuring 67, 74 and 87 centimeters. One angler was lucky enough to land a one meter + GT which was the biggest GT catch of the week.

Day six saw 50 bonefish being landed between the 12 Anglers. A guest landed a 30 cm moustache triggerfish and another caught his first GT measuring 37 cm.

Another fantastic week was spent at Alphonse Island fishing St Francois Atoll. Memories were made and bonds were formed that will last a life time. Stay tuned for next week’s report as we are sure you won’t want to miss it.

TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 12 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:
Bonefish 530
GT 10
Milkfish 1
Triggerfish 3