GT FISHERS

December 2014

More customers we get at full utilization, we are getting happy feedback from customers.  This is original blog link of customer feedback from Denmark's GetAway tour this month by Denmark anglers.  Photos are a bit oversize but you should be okay with them, right?!

http://www.getawaytours.eu/2014/12/02/youngstar-co-hittin-the-maldives-2/

“Youngstar” & co. hittin’ the Maldives


2014-12-02: From our good friend Frederik “Youngstar” Hansen we just received this report from his recent trip with us to the Maldives:

We had booked the trip to Maldives one year before, so expectations were high! Four Danish guys with the hopes of catching plenty of GT’s, also a couple of big ones and then a lot of light tackle fun on our PE 4-5 gear. We also brought our jigging gear despite reports suggesting that Maldives is more of a popping than a jigging destination.

Together with Jacob Rønnow, Nikolaj Bielecki and my father I escaped the cold Danish weather and travelled through Dubai and on to Male on the 14th of November. Upon arrival we were greeted by Mohamed, the captain of Magic Life. After another three hours in the speedboat we reached Lhaviyani. The accommodation was simple but clean and the island was…let’s just say “very local :-) Actually, we didn’t see any other tourists before we were back at the airport!

Our trip was right in the short local monsoon-period (which we didn’t know when we booked the tickets;-)) so we had 3½ days with sunshine and 3½ days with heavy rain, so we had the chance to see Maldives at its best, and at its worst. None of us had experienced rain this before, literally sea and sky were one and the visibility turning into almost zero. Amazing.

Overall we caught 57 GTs, with two big ones amongst them – 118 cm (weighed at between 29-31 kg) on a Salter Samson Scale Weight) and another even bigger one at 125 cm. Both of them hit a Heru Skipjack.

Almost all of the GTs were in the class of 60-90 cm, so there is no need to bring in the ultra heavy gear. PE 5-6 is suitable, but never the less we got reefed a couple of times – typically on lighter PE3-4 gear, when a +100 cm fish took the lure and went straight for the reef.

To give an example, I caught 22 GTs on the trip (6½ days of fishing), with the biggest measuring 89 cm, and lost a couple of fish in the range of 100 cm, but didn’t have contact with something bigger than this. And it wasn’t because I was fishing smaller lures. 90% of the time, I was fishing Skipjack 90/120 g or Gamma 160H with PE5-6 gear.

However, we had some world class fishing, with a lot of different fish: Red Snapper, Green Jobfish, Sweet lip, Bluefin Trevally, Garfish and Groupers. We even had a big shark and a wahoo chasing our stickbaits – and lots of action, so we were extremely pleased with the trip! The jigging was pretty slow, but on the way back to Male we found some great action with three smaller dogtooth tunas (6-8 kg), some almacos/amberjacks in the same range and various species of groupers.

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Just thinking from customer's perspectives, the best source of information is from other customers.  GT Fishers Team tries to get more data and learning experiences and knowledge by donig our business shared from our perpective but supply side information is always limited to somewhat being in our favor!  Also our contents tend so focused on fishing and fishes we landed (then released) while for many customers espeically for the first time in Maldives including first cultural encounters etc. - by reviewing Erik's photos, refreshing how I started experiencing Maldives at first and what was special in those fresh eyes.  So I put much more pics in this blog so you see as if you visited there yourselves!

So here is the facebook feedback and album from the customer - the hybrid team of North and Eastern European budy anglers.

Maldiverna Dec. 2014

En dröm blir sann! 4 dagars expedition med GT Fishers Maldives och Kapten Mohd Keyolhu i området kring Maafushi! ca 25 GT totalt med toppfiskarna på 30 kg + samt 45 kg! Diverse bonusfångster på både popper och speedjigging.

A dream come true. 4 days expedition with GT-Fishers Maldivers and Captain Mohd Keyolhu in the area of Maafushi! A total of approx. 25 GT and several bonus catches on both popper and speedjigging.

Enjoy the pics!

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New destination GT Fishers Maldives team developed this year was Faafu Atoll.  In May 2014, we took a ride with our speedboat Magic Life and drive down South South West for 2-3 hours.  (Similar distance to Lhaviyani Atoll - North of Male).  From a brand new guesthouse we parked ourselves for a week, we spend next 7 days for continous fishing without lunch and rest for 7 days straight and each day with 10-12 hours of fishing of keep casting.  Sometime I feel this is harder than Tri-Athron❢

This are was not preserved fairly well as fisihng areas as apperently not too many fishermen exploit the area.  We had both size and quantity of fishes landed.  Areas have so many fishing spots for both dynamic outter reef and inner reef/coral points that we can cover with prompt moves from one point to the other as currents change.  Very efficient fishing.  You should have a lot of stamina and energy with work out as preparation for the expeditions.

After our trial trip, 4 groups of anglers from Italy and Thailand took their expeditions to the same area with the same guesthouse.  EVERYONE with NO EXCEPTIONS said this is one of the best fishing ever.

Guesthouse we stayed is very new and clean with manager with experiences having lived and worked in Scandinavian countries for 2-3 decades knowing Western disciplioned services and hospitality with professional management.  We take dinner at nearby restaurant everyday as we bring a few of our Today's Catches - typically red snappers and groupers.  They cook those fish fresh  wtih local recipe together with a lot of local home cooking like cuisins just for 5 USD per person!!  However, 7 days straight with exact same food was a bit tiring after 5th day...


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Gaafu Dhaalu and Gaafu Alifu Atolls are located just above the Equator - very very south of Maldives.  It takes 1-2 days to transport the boat.  It is literally one of a few left out sanctuary with minimum fishermen ever fished in the area.  So we try to conserve the area by limiting ourselves to go only once a year.  This year we went in August for 5 weeks with several groups from Europe, Thailand, China and Japan.

http://www.gtfishers.com/en/user_data/gaafu_eg.php

Always we get "Drama" in the expedition.  Last year was gigantic Napoleon Fishes - 4 in 4 days including over 50kg and 60kg. 

This year was monster GT on the very last week with China group though caught by the Capt. Mohamed during anglers' resting time.  Over 60kg - so far the largest ever in our services of the last 4 years.  Of course we have more and more catches for enough dramas for many anglers for life time memories.

Next year we are heading again to Gaafu Dhaalu in April-May 2015.  All teams from Japan, China, Thailand are going again.  Additionally teams of Scandinavians and Italians are planning as well.

If you are interested in joining, please contact your respective agents.

http://www.gtfishers.com/en/user_data/rates.php


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