Years at Rodrigues Island
IGFA World Records
Dogtooth Tunas over 50 kg
Captain Words by Yann COLAS
Quickly, we realized that we could, and that we even had to, offer to big game fishing lovers a real adventure… “Outstanding” moments demonstrating the full passion we share and that daily leads us to explore, deeper and deeper, this gigantic playground, a true sport fishing tropical Eden.
As it is isolated, with a continental shelf full of underwater structures plus both enormous banks: Voyekov situated 50 nautical miles Eastern and Hawkins 85 nautical miles Western, Rodrigues appears as an exceptional area for big game fishing.
Diversity and quality of our fishing spots will enable you to catch up to 25 different species of fish such as blue and black marlins, dogtooth tunas, trevallies, dorados, yellowfin tunas, wahoos, sailfish… naming the main ones, and moreover to practice your favourite fishing techniques such as trolling, jigging, popping and baiting (dead and live bait) at the surface as well as deep down.
The 12 world records established aboard Black Marlin by our “anglers adventurers”, including the prestigious Pacific Blue Marlin (561.5 kg) and dogtooth tuna (104.5 kg) or also the very first swordfish caught in Rodrigues, are as many great rewards.
Moreover, we shall keep in mind two things. The sharing of these hours looking for these big pieces of fish crossing over the waters of Indian Ocean and our commitment to transmit our passion to youngers… the future “sport fishing class champions” whom will always be welcome aboard. To this end, we remind that Rodrigues is a real “records’ mine” for categories like juniors, smallfry, etc…
In order to make you live fully this adventure, we offer you:
- 8 different trips: from 10 hours around Rodrigues, up to 89 hours on the Hawkins Bank, situated 85 miles Western. Of course, you can mix several formulas in order to build the “custom-made” trip of your dreams.Book Now
- The Black Marlin: a very stable boat, with its 30 tons generously well spread over 15 m. long and 4.75m wide. Perfectly equipped to welcome comfortably 8 people (5 anglers and 3 crew members). This tremendous “fishing machine” was specially designed to answer the sport fishing requirements in Rodrigues.
- A very warm and professional crew with 3 bilingual crew-members (French/English), able to unchain several long trips.
- At last, I am a Certified Captain and IGFA representative. My company, Rod Fishing Club is also Official Weighing Station for Rodrigues.
Well, my fellow anglers! Rodrigues still has great fishing moments to offer YOU and new records to be broken. Therefore, come and join us to take a high-adrenalin ride in your passion for big game fishing, and let’s live together these extraordinary fishing adventures. You will then understand why our customers often come back.
I hope to welcome you soon aboard the Black Marlin in order we can live together these exceptional adventures.
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