Quarterly Newsletter - October 2015
Directors Speak

Sri Lanka

It's time again for our quarterly newsletter and as usual we are full of updates. The good news for the coming season is that we have had a regular monsoon this year. We've had very good fishing at Bolgoda Lake and as we figure out its complexities we are now able to land really nice Barramundi frequently as well as some huge mangrove jack.
The boats are getting ready and by the time you read this newsletter we will be in Kirinda getting ready for our first group that arrives on the 11th of October. The boats have been serviced and cleaned up, minor repairs done and the tackle serviced.
This season we have Cameron Mundy guiding in Kirinda along with Nico, so we do hope all our GT and Dogtooth anglers are ready to land some of the resident monsters.
We have also just completed a very successfull expedition trip up into the Himalayas for Mahseer to expand our freshwater fishing options which now also includes the famous Indian catfish the “Goonch”. We hope you enjoy reading the report and pictures in this newsletter edition.
With so much fishing ahead of us in the coming season and increased options and innovations to offer our anglers we hope to keep you coming back for more and more with the team.

Tight lines.

Andamans

Readers and friends it's time again for our quarterly update. We have been in Port Blair for a while getting ready for the new season which kicks off in a few days and we have been working hard to be ready with all the improvements that have been put in for the new season.
The boats have been serviced, cleaned up, polished and ready, Rampage has been fitted with a brand new pair of 250hp engines and is ready for action.
Our guest house in Port Blair has been renovated and we are in the process of getting the new rooms fitted out which will be completed very soon.
We're introducing new light jigging trips departing from Port Blair, based on the spectacular catches and nonstop action we have been having using light tackle over the last two seasons and we will receive our first group very soon.
The excitement is building as just after the monsoon the big Dogtooth Tuna are about and as well as some XL GTS. Then there’s the build-up for the main season of XL GT and Topwater doggies and finally the much anticipated Yellowfin Tuna run that the Andaman Islands are so well known for. It’s going to be another non-stop, action packed season in the Andamans and we’re really looking forward to sharing it all with you via our website & social media. Stay tuned!

Tight lines.

 
In search of Golden Mahseer in the Himalayas
 

In Septemeber the team from Gamefishing Asia went on an expedition to fish for the majestic Golden Mahseer in the Himalayan foothills. We spent 10 glorious days in remote northern India on the border with Nepal, at the confluence of two immortal rivers: The Sarayu and The Kali. The trip had all the highs we could have hoped for and all the lows we would rather have avoided and had us on the wire right up until the last session of the last day.

Check out the pictures in the Gallery section below and read the full report on our website.

Gamefishing Asia is partnering with Pancheshwar Fishing Camp to offer these amazing expedition trips and our freshwater fishing expertise.
email: info@gamefishingasia.com to register your interest.

YouTube Link
 
Cameron Mundy Joins the Team
 

Cameron Mundy

I’ve been in Sri lanka almost a couple of months now, settling in and getting to grips with the operation. I’d visited Sri Lanka in the past and truly enjoyed the country and it’s people, so when I had the opportunity to join Gamefishing Asia, I jumped at the chance. Having just finished working in Oman for the last four years it makes a nice change of pace living in a country that’s so green and fertile.
We’ve shifted the operation to Kirinda and will soon be kicking off the 2015 – 2016 season so I’ve been pouring over the topography maps and studying the area intently. The reef system is massive and holds a huge variety of species to target on Topwater and Jig. If the claims are true there are plenty of gamefish I wouldn’t mind having a crack at but what I’m really looking forward to is the Doggies. I’ve been dying to have a go at them for ages after reading about and hearing first hand stories of these thugs for years.
I’m looking forward to meeting many new clients from all over the globe as well as reuniting with all the rogues I’ve taken fishing over the years for new adventures on the Indian Ocean.
Cheers! ... Cameron

Facebook: Cameron Mundy | Instagram: @captcameronmundy

 
News & Articles
 
Fishing Tip - Taking care of your tackle

All of us are tackle tarts to some extent and taking a few simple steps to maintain your equipment will keep your tackle looking good and in the best shape for action when you’re out on a fishing trip in either salt or freshwater

  • Rinse all used tackle off with warm fresh water at the end of the day
  • Remember to lock down the reel drag before you wash the reel
  • Get the reel off the reel seat and wash this area well, it's prone to oxidation especially in saltwater 
  • Dry down with a towel or shammy leather after shaking off excess water
  • Loosen reel drag when done
  • Soak used lures and hooks in a bucket of fresh water
  • Check leaders, rod guides and reel line rollers for any damage when washing
  • Carry a set of screwdrivers to tighten up reels. If necessary spare line guides, superglue and some rod wrapping thread will get you through most emergency repairs 
  • Watch where you put your rod & reel combo down on the boat or river bank. It's better to put it on your tackle bag to prevent knocks, sand and your tackle getting bumped about
  • On a boat try and put a neoprene wrap on your rod handle where it contacts the rod holders. This will prevent your EVA grip from looking all beaten up
  • When walking on a river bank have the rod tip pointing behind you
  • Take lures off the rods when transporting especially in a vehicle
  • When saltwater fishing, if you have access to a small bottle of dishwasher detergent dilute with freshwater and use a sponge to clean tackle with this solution, then rinse off in fresh water, warm preferably
  • At the end of the trip rinse and wash with the dishwasher detergent solution and let air dry before you pack up & head home
 
Lures for Bolgoda Lake

If you’re planning a fishing trip with us at Bolgoda Lake, you’ll want to know which lures are working best.
Most anglers fishing with us at Bolgoda Lake want to know what « magic » lure will catch them the best fish. The reality is that there isn’t a « magic » lure. You need to have lures that are suitable for the lake conditions and that the fish are partial to.
The lake is very shallow with a maximum depth of 2 m and most of the spots we fish have an average depth of 1 meter. For Barramundi and Mangrove Jack, our favourites lures are shallow minnow that swim at maximum depth of 1.5 m. They work better and with a proper wobbling action if they are suspended. In this category of lure, you have the legendary Bomber Long A and the Japanese version the Lucky Craft Flashminnow 110 SP. After 2 seasons we've also discovered others models that also work well in Bolgoda Lake’s waters, like :

  • Rapala Flat Rap 10
  • Storm Arashi Minnow
  • Lucky Craft 110 SP
  • Duel Hardcore minnow « Flat » 110 SP
  • Duo Realis Jerkbait 100 SP
  • Bomber Long A 
  • Reidy’s B52

Lure colours that work best at Bolgoda Lake are Fire Tiger, Perch, Gold, Orange and some natural colours. For most of these lures you need to change the original treble hook to stronger ones like the very good Owner ST58. Next time we will talk to you about lures for the elusive Featherback.
Nico.

Barramundi at Bolgoda
Keith & Andrew Purton fishing at Bolgoda Lake in July 2015.
Mangrove Jack at Bolgoda
 
Offers & Promotions
 
Single Angler Trips Light Jigging Trips

There are just two spaces left on our 7 day, 8 night Single Angler Trip in Kirinda in October 2015.

Schedule:
24 October 2015 – Arrive in Colombo & transfer to Kirinda
25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 October 2015 (7 days fishing)
01 November 2015 – transfer to Colombo & Departure

USD$ 2750.00 per person

Experience non-stop action and a phenomenal variety of fish on a 4 day Light Jigging Trip in the Andamans.

Schedule:
25 November 2015 – Arrive in Port Blair
26, 27, 28 & 29 November – Light Jigging Days
30 November 2015 – Depart Port Blair

USD$ 1600.00 per person

email: info@gamefishingasia.com to enquire about our offer & promotions

 
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10lb Mahseer
12lb Mahseer
50lb Golden Mahseer
 
For enquiries email: info@gamefishingasia.com
www.gamefishingasia.com

 







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