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COSMOLEDO FISHING NEWS | WEEK 13 & 14 | 8TH APRIL – 22ND APRIL 2021
As the week’s progress and the seasons change, we never really know how it will affect the fishing. Week 13 was welcomed with spring tides and 11 guests who had a few boxes ticked and personal bests were broken.
Even though the weather and the fishing were tough for week 13, Stuart Siebens, Willie Ochse, John Rymes, Scott Steffey, Andrew Tucker and Robert Ford caught their first GTs and had multiple shots at both yellowmargin and moustache triggerfish. After the typical frustrating shots and multiple chances, Stuart and Scott were victorious in landing a magical trigger each.
The GT fishing was tough with cold water, bad weather and very clever fish refusing the fly. The atoll once again showed its versatility and the guys who went looking had a few awesome bonefish sessions. Uwe Holzkamp had a few dredging sessions offshore when the weather allowed and had great fun with large saddle back grouper, African marble grouper and multiple snapper species.
John Rymes had a fantastic first week with multiple GTs and one special fish which was his first GT ever landed, the fish measuring in at 117 cm. This was the fish of the week and an amazing achievement.
The second to last week of the season, week 14, was welcomed with open arms. Cosmoledo had a mixed group of 11 anglers from around the world. Some guests were here for the first time and others had seen and experienced the atoll before. No one had experienced the weather that was thrown at us, but we pushed through and the catch stats show!
The week started with two slams, Trevor Skinner and Matt Born both landing a triggerfish, GT and bonefish. On day two, Matt and Saif Al Zarouni had a tremendous day with multiple GTs and one meter + fish. Matt with a 115 cm and Saif with a 105 cm.
Day three was another special one for Saif landing his personal best GT, 122 cm. Richard Vainer had some good and bad luck for the day, landing a nice bone and a 60 cm permit in the first half of the day. The bad luck came in when he was trying to complete the slam with a GT and just before the boat his GT was eaten by a shark.
Day four was one of the toughest days wind and weather-wise but Matt’s luck continued as he hooked and landed a 12 0cm giant in the surf. The fish tried its best to beat Matt in the battle but with the guide neck-deep in the surf and Matt holding on for dear life the fish lost the battle to Matt’s delight. Then we were unfortunately hit by the cyclone and we bunkered down and rode the storm out.
After a quick camp restructuring, we got the guests out to fish for one last day and once again the giant fish continued to show up. John Rymes with a Mammoth 126 cm GT and Saif another one metre fish of 111 cm.
What a crazy week with amazing fishing!
from the Alphonse fishing Co. Team on Cosmoledo
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