Alphonse Island News – Week 13






Keith Rose-Innes reports that:

David Fudurich needs to be mentioned first and foremost. After an amazing first week’s fishing David had his sights firmly on the rest of the species that he had not yet caught and in a single day he managed to tick the Indo-Pacific permit box and to join the triggerfish club with an incredible yellowmargin triggerfish. That was, however, not enough for him; he continued his brilliant run and landed a gorgeous milkfish on the flats, followed by a fin perfect GT.

Another special mention goes to Marcus Beale for landing his first triggerfish on a 1wt, a gorgeous Coke can-sized yellowmargin. The triggerfish were certainly happy to feed during the week as Jan Hardecky picked up a yellowmargin and a moustache, Terry Donovan claimed a moustache, David Hall got a yellowmargin and Grant bagged two beautiful moustache triggers in one session.

Some anglers, however, leave everything for the last day; Stuart Bird, a seasoned flats angler, has been trying his hand at the tricky triggers and stubborn permit for a long time with no avail. Finally on the penultimate day he managed a beautiful Indo-Pacific permit and then on the last day he finally closed his triggerfish account with a beautiful moustache trigger. 

David Hall capped off his memorable week with a big milkfish landed on the flats after being meticulously unstitched from the coral.

Tight lines from Keith and the Alphonse Island team.


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