カテゴリ : Lhaviyani Atoll

Fantstic Report from our customer for his expeditions in Lhaviyani in Christmas time in 2014.  Landing over 50kg in 3 day expeditions, he is suprisingly 1st year GT Angler on 12th month from his first GT Fishing also with us in January 2014.  Originally posted in and copied here with author's permission.

Maldives Fishing Report 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?!

“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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Our Denish Agent GetAway Tours took an experimental expedition to Lhaviyani Atoll for Fly Fishing as well as popping.  6 anglers take turn to Fly Fish on Shore and Offshore Popping.  Attenpts were very successful in catching several bone fishes, trigger fishes, Blue Fin Trevally, and GTs.  Popping came back with bonus of over 60kg Dog Tooth Tuna!! 

Let me share their reports with URL link:

Our fly anglers were dragged all over the boat!

2014-05-28: Last winter we had two groups exploring the fly fishing possibilities in the Maldives,  fishing from shore as well as from the boat. Only on the second trip did we find the bonefish,  our target species,  and overall results were pretty thin with the fly rods. In short,  two test trips that shows exactly why it is called “test trips”.

The limited success with the fly rods didn’t result in a bad fishing trips. The fly anglers just had to put down their long rods and pick up the heavy spinning tackle instead and throw some big poppers. Then they got some real action! We heard plenty of stories about the poor fy fishers being dragged up and down the boat, getting bruises in strange places (fly anglers don’t know what a fighting belt is),  aching arms and smashed lines.

Catches included lots of groupers,  snappers and GTs – up to more than 40 kilos! – and not least a huge dogtooth tuna,  jumping out of the water as it went for the popper and finally fighting itself to death. As a consequence,  it ended up as on the dinner table several nights in a row.

The feedback from those trips was “had we just had the range of a lure angler when shore fishing, being able to reach the other side of the surf, it would have been a completely different story”. This – and the fact that our German employee Robert has already shore fished for GTs in the Maldives with success – inspired us to do the “Maldives-Special” program.

The pictures below are from the fly angler’s second test trip.


We apologize for not updating our blog so long...  We have been fully loaded with continous chargers from customers from all over the world during our high seasons. 

Boot is our new agent in Thailand as well as Lure Builder we GT Fishers Maldives collaborates.  Boot came with his gangs a few weeks ago to Lhaviyani Atoll and scored so many large GTs while Boot also tests his GT lures, benchmarking against Carpenter Gamma! 

We have many photos in Facebook from Boot already but he has also documented his expedition in his blog for 19 pages with full of professinal quality photos.  Though it is written in Thai language, you can follow his trip with a series of photos; you can totally picture yourself being there with your gangs for GT expeditions!  The blog received over 56,000 viewers in first 2 days.  Hope everyone can enjoy that as well.

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