ALPHONSE ISLAND FISHING NEWS | 29 APRIL – 6 May 2023
The permit fishing was phenomenal with the shift in the wind, and undoubtedly the highlight this week. The eastern flats crisp blue waters are showing fish in greater numbers, giving the anglers some nice shots. Three permits were landed this week, including a 61 cm donkey caught by Nick Bowles. What a way to kick off the permit season.
The south-easterly has been stronger this week on Alphonse, so poles stayed in the caddies on most days, and the legs worked extra hard! As always, some good fish were landed, despite the challenging conditions.
Big GTs have been seen more frequently in and around the lagoon over the season, but these wise old geets proved rather tricky to land this time around. Some smaller fish were out over this week, giving us something to keep the reels spinning and play around with. A few decent yellow margin, and a moustache triggerfish were landed. Some bigger fish were hooked on the edge of the finger flats, but all ended in break-offs.
Stay tuned for next week’s report.
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Alphonse Island
TOTAL CATCH STATS WITH 12 RODS THIS WEEK:
Giant trevally 2
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