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So close…yet, so far

So close…yet, so far

We had Vincent, Georges, Herve and Jean-Micheal from France book a trip with us in the Andaman Islands. The guys were relatively new to popping and Jean was on his first popping / jigging trip. We are starting to see a lot of anglers carrying travel popping rods and a lot of it has to with the fact that airlines are charging large sums for carrying rod tubes as part of checked-in luggage. Again, this is why we are offering quality popping rods from the Saltywater Tackle Selection for rent, to our clientele. The southerly winds of the previous week had dirtied the water in a number of areas, as we were to find out when we started fishing with the group, making the fish move into different areas with clear water. The guys had arrived two days early to acclimatize and get over the jet lag. We were all taking about BBC’s fantastic Blue Planet video and discussing how big GT’s would probably engulf anything when in the mood. Jean-Micheal had a problem with his Sakura travel rod and we had to get the wax off the ferrules first and then lubricate the sections with graphite before we could get the rod properly joined together. At least we were all sorted out and ready to go before the first fishing day. When we got out on day one we were greeted with murky green water caused by the south winds pushing against the currents. This did not look very good and it translated to almost non-existent activity – either in the popping or jigging spots in the area....
A Tale of Many Species. And a Lost Fish.

A Tale of Many Species. And a Lost Fish.

When you see our boats heading out looking like a porcupine you know it has to be a group from Singapore. Zip, Derek, Thomas and Marcus were back for another try at some of our cracking Andaman GT’s. The excitement of the group was scuttled a bit when they had their arrival flight into Port Blair delayed due to an operational problem with the airline. They lost a full day and a half due to flight cancellations and we were relieved to finally see them at our doorstep. They all looked rather tired after their ordeal, but in no time their never-ending journey was soon forgotten and the balcony was lined with an array of monster landing tackle. Of special interest was a new Zenaq rod on test. Thomas’s niece Claire was our first lady angler for the season and this was her first time in the Andamans and her second offshore trip. This was Zip’s seventh trip here to fish with us and almost as many times for Derek and Thomas. For Marcus it was his second. With an immediate 180-degree change in the winds from Southwest to Northeast, the weather gods were not smiling on us. It seemed like it was going to be a bumpy, windy trip and the forecast wasn’t looking like it was going to improve soon. With strong winds and rain blowing in from the NE it was a bit of a dampener, but the show had to go on. The trip started out to be one for species, with the big GT’s not playing ball. Zip was the man setting the pace...