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St. François Atoll was on top form over the past week. An event occurred that only happens once every few years. Massive schools of rabbitfish formed bait balls and moved into the lagoon which in turn made the GT’s go absolutely wild. The GT fishing was fantastic over the last week coupled with amazing bonefishing and even a few permit and triggerfish being caught in between. Not only was the flats fishing amazing but also the bluewater angling, with anglers landing some catches of a lifetime.

The bonefishing was as excellent as always with 322 bonefish being landed by some extremely lucky anglers. The rabbitfish bait balls moved in on Saturday causing absolute chaos on the flats…

Fly Water Travel’s client Marcus was there with his family this week to experience the action. The lodge deemed Marcus to be “probably one of the luckiest people on the planet to arrive on Alphonse.” Marcus had never fly fished in the salt before arriving and ended up landing more fish than most anglers combined. Marcus landed five GT’s, a massive permit and a triggerfish. In addition, Marcus managed to land the largest GT of the season measuring 114 cm! Well done mate!

The bluewater fishing turned out to be amazing for some as well. A particular angler managed to make Alphonse bluewater history by landing a golden bluewater slam on conventional tackle. He landed a 300 lb black marlin, a sailfish, a wahoo and tuna.

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

Total catch stats from 10 anglers last week:

Bonefish: 322
Permit: 3
Giant trevally: 33
Triggerfish: 2
Bluefin trevally: 18
Milkfish: 1

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