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    Seychelles Alphonse Island Giant trevally fly fishing 1 July 2024


    This week on Alphonse showed us just how temperamental the flats of the Seychelles can be. The fish were around in great numbers once again, but a couple of days of the week we could not get a bite. Despite a few days of fish having the dreaded ‘lockjaw’, the days on which they did bite made up for it well and truly.

    The biggest story of the week was that we had an incredible Super Slam caught by returning guest Reade Griffith. His day got off to a flying start when his guide, Reece, spotted some feeding milkfish in the Milky Way channel. A few casts later, Reade went tight with a bus of milk; he fought with it for a while before landing the beast, measuring 100 cm on the dot. An epic milk inside the lagoon. No more than 15 minutes after the milkfish, Reade was directed to a beautiful Giant trevally. After a perfectly placed cast, the fish lit up and hammered the fly. Reade put a lot of pressure on the fish, and it too was successfully landed. It measured a cracking 90 cm.

    With the day still young, Reade caught himself a bonefish to secure the slam, which he did with relative ease. Reece then ran around the outside of the atoll and jumped in through the surf to take Reade on a surf walk. Reade then proceeded to catch another beauty of a GT measuring 82 cm and, not long after, in the same spot, Reade caught himself a beautiful moustache triggerfish measuring 46 cm. A massive congratulations to Reade and his guide, Reece, on the top-drawer Super Slam! Those are some seriously impressive fish, all in one outing.

    Angler Chris Cabot can certainly attest to the feast-or-famine nature of some of the fishing days. On his very first day, he went out and bagged himself three Giant trevallys, the biggest of which measured a phenomenal 95 cm—our biggest geet of the week. He then had a two-day GT drought, which he went on to break with another incredible three Geets in one day, this time all three fish measuring in the 70s. Congratulations on your fishing achievements, Chris!

    Angler Jeff Murphy also shared similar fortunes this week. He had a tough start to the week where he had shots at a ton of fish, which would not commit to the fly. He ended up getting his first geet after a few days and a lot of grind, and fortunately, it was a great fish measuring 83 cm. Jeff well and truly turned things around when he had a massive three Giant trevally day, the fish measuring 77, 83, and 85 cm – a very successful day with really good-sized fish. Jeff capped off his week with one last GT to finish with a total of five. Congratulations Jeff, you showed that persistence will always beat resistance!

    Well done to angler Erik who caught himself a 94 cm milkfish as well as our only permit of the week. Well done to Francois, who fished just one day but still caught himself a banger 90 cm Giant trevally. Well done to Max, Adam, Peter, and Lucas, who all also caught GTs during the week.

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