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ALPHONSE ISLAND FISHING NEWS – ALPHONSE ISLAND – WEEK 19

14 March 2021

ALPHONSE ISLAND FISHING NEWS | WEEK 19 | 6 MARCH  –  13 MARCH 2021

The fishing has been just about as brilliant as the weather on Alphonse and St Francois over the past week. Anglers were lucky enough to fish the transition between a spring and neap tide. The flats and the bluewater angling has been fantastic considering the low number of anglers wetting their lines and bending their rods.

The bonefishing was as good as always. Anglers managed to land a total of 48 bonefish over the week. Day one was a brilliant day for Bobby Balogh. Bobby landed 20+ bonefish in one session and a fantastic 80 cm GT. Day two was another fantastic day both on bluewater and the flats. Phillipe Gouzer landed a massive 90 cm GT and Marc Gouzer landed a beautiful 91 cm milkfish. Mitch Widom also landed a fantastic 90 cm GT guided by the legendary guide Gerry Nourice who cut his teeth on Farquhar Atoll.

Gregory Lysak had an amazing day on a bluewater trip. Greg landed three beautiful sailfish on fly weighing between 80 lbs and 100 lbs. Mike Howarth was back on the bluewater on day three. Mike came extremely close to landing the first bluewater slam of the season but unfortunately could not get a sailfish to stick to the hooks.  Mike landed a well sized wahoo on a 12 wt rod and then brought out his deadly little 9 wt and managed to catch a well sized yellowfin tuna on an old GT fly.

Another fantastic week was spent at Alphonse Island fishing the 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.

Tight lines,

from the Alphonse Fishing Co team

TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 10 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:

  • Bonefish: 48
  • Giant trevally: 3
  • Bluefin trevally: 4
  • Sailfish: 3
  • Wahoo: 2

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