GT Fishers Maldives team took another expedition for the first time to reach Most Northern part of Maldives - Iharandhippolhu, & Haa Alifu Atolls. You can take a domestic flight from Male to Hanimaadhoo International Airport. Guesthouse is ready to pick you up and smoothly transport to to your rooms in very timely fashion. We this time negotiated to have best rates for our customers going forward.
Islands in this northern area apparently look very different from the rest of Maldives. They are large and long; Outer Reef along those long islands make very beautiful fishing area of endless casting. It consumes a bit more fuels due to longer distance transfer to cover major reefs along the 2 atolls but those are dynamic points with full of potentials. Our expedition was from September 2nd through 6th – around New Moon time for 5 days. Though these are very popular fishing points, but just after dhoni fishing safari offseasons in June-July due to more winds and rough seas slow dhonis can do very little for effective fishing, several months no fishermen entered those areas so that conditions were just so great. Speedboat, we could maneuver in anyways we can despite some winds or high waves in some day but managed to have overwhelming fishing results everyday.
Between Capt. Mohamed’s half time fishing and myself daily around 8-10 hours without any rest even for lunch, we landed over 40 fishes daily – majority GTs. Over 40kg was 3 catches and double digits for over 30kg. We lost a couple of apparently larger GTs due to line cut and Lure break (wire cut inside the stckbait!). Those regretful events make us want to come back for revenge then we get another loss – endless cycle of fishing madness we all are deep trapped.
We wish we could stay a bit longer in this area but September 7th was Presidential Election Day so that our crews needed to go back to their home island in Lhaviyani Atoll to vote. Second Democratic Presidential Election after 2008, 85% of Maldivians vote with full consciousness of democratic participation to choose their own leader. Some are a bit over enthusiastic that some dead people’s votes and multiple votes by same person in different islands were found that High Court now orders the investigation… Let us see how this democratic process will proceed with check and balance in this new democratic country of Maldives. First candidate – ex-President attained 45% of votes but shy of majority so that September 28 will be final round between 1st and 2nd candidates unless 1st round of election will be order to re-do.