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Group Field Gate

Group Field Gate

It is compulsory for any non-Indian National coming to the Andamans to obtain a restricted area permit (RAP) on arrival. These RAPs are issued at the immigration counter at the airport. So when our group of eight Japanese anglers landed up at the guest house without their RAPs we were quite surprised that they had been allowed out of the airport and had to rush them back to complete the formalities. This was the first time something like this has happened to any of our guests. It was soon sorted out and after a quick lunch they got busy setting up their tackle and were off to try a bit of shore fishing with light tackle. Both boats set out together the next morning and later branched off in different directions. Halcyon III had action quite early while Rampage was into fish a little later in the day. The water looked promising for big GT and between both boats on day 1 quite a few GTs were landed. The largest weighing in at 24 kilos. Light winds were blowing from the South West when the boats set out on day 2. The anglers were bent on only popping for GT so they were taken to our popping spots where the fish were feeding earlier than the previous day. Apart from the GTs that were landed the anglers lost a couple of poppers and stick baits to bigger fish. One huge fish exploded out of the water, grabbed a popper and disappeared into the depths tearing out drag and bending the rod over till it exploded, costing the angler dearly....
Clarence, Rainer, Russel & Thomas

Clarence, Rainer, Russel & Thomas

Almost all our clients and angler friends from Singapore, fish with some of the finest tackle available in the market. Clarence apart from organizing this trip for his friends also ensured that they carried excellent tackle with them. Our big GTs here in the Andamans got Clarence rethinking his line choice though! Even he lost count of the number of times his line burst. This group fished hard for six days in the heat and really earned their fish with some relentless casting, especially from Rainer Chong. They brought in a lot of fish while jigging. Russel was in for a surprise while jigging when a large GT decided to eat the fish he was trying to land. After a hard fight the beast fish was landed and came in close to the 40 kilo mark. These big GT have voracious appetites and when they decide to hit your lure, you better be prepared. Thomas Tan was the newbie in the group and put in a lot of effort casting and jigging. By the end of the trip he was fishing like a pro. Pencil poppers seemed to be a favourite of this trip and the group decided to give the Hammerhead Toby a new nick name: Banana! Clarence’s nightmare with line bursts continued … One afternoon on his first cast after lunch a big GT slammed his popper as it hit the water. Among the big GT that were landed their catch also included decent size Yellowfin and Dogtooth Tuna and an equal number of fish managed to get away. On the final day of their trip, the...
The Boys from Christmas Island

The Boys from Christmas Island

Arriving at our guest house on the 10th of March the group were all eager to see what fish they would encounter. Everyone was on the boat by 7 the next morning: day 1 and they were rewarded with 15 GTs. Day 2 also brought GTs to their poppers and the weather too seemed to favour the anglers. A couple of large GTs made away with poppers before the day ended. We are constantly searching for new fishing spots for our anglers and on day 3 our searching paid off. After trolling for twenty minutes on day three over a new spot that we had found over pinnacles a huge blue marlin slammed the lure and was hooked. After some spectacular leaps and long runs Bill had his task cut out, recovering a couple hundred yards of line before he handed the rod over to Shane to complete the fight. The huge blue fought for an hour before he was alongside the boat being measured. The tape indicated 3.3 metres short length and the fish’s weight calculated to be 305 kilos. The days fishing ended with a couple of GTs. Darran and I joined the group to fish with them on day 4. Excellent weather continued and we saw a lot of activity on the surface while we proceeded to a new spot that looked promising for marlin. Pods of dolphin, bonito and occasional big tuna were visible and the day looked great. We began to troll between and around the pinnacles and after a while we noticed the lure had picked up some seaweed and needed to be...
Hot’s testing

Hot’s testing

Report & Pictures by Sami Ghandour – serial visitor at GFA Destinations Chris, Hot’s field tester, along with Eduard and Seth joined me on my recent trip to Sri Lanka. We landed in Colombo and took the 5 hours ride to Kirinda to be greeted by the guys at the lodge and after with a quick briefing with our Captain Nicolas. The first day started very slow and we soon start dawning for the lighter tackle, the action was unstoppable with such a variety that made Chris so much aware of his dinner and how we are going to prepare the fish we caught for the dinner table. We fished late and Nicolas tried his best to put us on the fish, the majority of the GT we caught were ranging from 15kg to the 22kg mark with some occasional fish close to the 30kg mark. The bite was a bit slow but we notice right away and after the first day that it was more of an afternoon bite with countless opportunity and multiple hook up, the fish responded to both poppers and stickbait and the long drift paid-off to cover wider area. Jigging wise was slightly slow but with all honestly we did not put the effort into it and we preferred the topwater action and the light jigging at the reef. Chris was testing the New Hot’s Gipang 79XH on this trip and we all agreed that the blanks went into some major changing, it is not the same as the previous blank, the new Hot’s rod has more softness into it but yet the power to...
Morizo, Yamada, Ryuji, Satoko & Akihiro

Morizo, Yamada, Ryuji, Satoko & Akihiro

Just after fishing with our first Japanese group of the year, we received a second group to fish with. Morizo has a GT fishing charter in Japan. Like the previous Japanese group there was a lot of beautiful tackle on display. Even Yamada who has fished with us at Kirinda and Bolgoda, had a very nice Hammer Head Cherry Boy KOZ Special color… First morning: the weather was very nice: sunny with a slight chop, perfect conditions for GT on topwater. I decide to head to a spot where we had a lot of action with the previous group. After 1h30 driving we arrived and saw lot of bait, but unfortunately the GTs were not active like the last time. They still managed to catch some fish and make a little action on board. I tried another spot I hadn’t fished in a long time, the area looked calm, but on the second drift a small GT gang attacked Satoko’s pencil popper, she missed one, but her husband Ryuji, who had cast just behind the action caught one. Next drift: Morizo has a serious bite on his CB One Zorro and lands a very nice GT. The next two drifts yield nothing so we have a break for lunch. Generally, at lunch time I place the boat out of the spot but drifting toward the next spot I plan to fish. On this day I did the same. When the boat started to approach the reef I told everyone it was fishing time but I was told they want to take a small rest and invited me to fish...