Beautiful sunny skies, light winds and peak spring tides met our anglers this week making for some really exciting opportunites. At the start most anglers targeted shoaling bonefish on the dropping tide with catches of 20 plus fish being very common. Not only were the bones plentyful, there were also some trophies with the largest of the season landed by Annette Pizzie measuring 70cm and weighning 8lbs.
With last week’s windy conditions persisting through to the start of this week, the first three days of the trip made for some testing fishing with wind speeds up to 26 knots. However with a new moon spring tide the team managed to pull off some incredible catches.
Northeastern winds, beautiful sunny conditions and midday spring tidal movements provided top-notch action throughout the week with a massive 700 bonefish landed for the 6 days of fishing. While most high spots on the atoll produced good numbers, the largest numbers populated areas closest St. Francois such as Cosmic Lagoon and Morning Traffic.
With last week’s low-pressure system moving off, sunshine and a gentle breeze come in for this week’s enthusiastic guests ready for what Cosmo had installed for them. The neap tide cycle had most of the team getting stuck into the incredible bone fishing, with almost all of the guys beating their personal best catches on the first day of the trip.
Six eager fishermen descended onto Astove’s flats with bootlaces tight, all the desired kit and the mindset of accomplishing personal goals they had set for themselves leading up to this trip. The week started with neap tides with very little water movement meaning lengthy sessions in the surf and very rewarding lagoon opportunities. Nearing the end of the week we began to receive our spring phase of tides making for exceptional surf walks to target GT’s, triggerfish, and Astove’s infamous supersized bonefish.
This week the anglers of Alphonse and St. Francois experienced the true heat of the Seychelles with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees and almost no wind to speak of. The flat, glassy conditions called on anglers to bring their best game as the fish were on high alert.
One word could be used to describe week two of the season, EPIC! From the flat calm, bright sunshine filled days throughout the week, to the incredible number of GT’s, triggerfish and milkfish experienced by the group sent over by Yellowdog Fly Fishing, the week could not have gone any better.